Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South London > Croydon
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 69 41
Rank change year-on-year -13 -28 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.84% 1.13% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.23% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Croydon median daily rate £425 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -15.15% -8.33%
10th Percentile £342 £286 £309
90th Percentile £475 £408 £460
South London median daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year +7.14% +27.27% -26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
South London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 797 486 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 91.50% 91.35% 87.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 299 187
Croydon median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £300 £313
90th Percentile £650 £575 £526
South London median daily rate £500 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Croydon median hourly rate £13.50 £35.25 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.70% +26.89% +85.20%
10th Percentile £12.80 £21.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.65 £95.00 £29.11
South London median hourly rate £47.50 £20.50 £18.74
% change year-on-year +131.71% +9.38% +17.14%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Croydon

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Croydon

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Croydon over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
1 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
3 5 (31.25%) Statistics
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (25.00%) Bug Management
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Publishing
4 4 (25.00%) SOAP
4 4 (25.00%) Progress
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium
4 4 (25.00%) Use Case
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Data Validation
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (18.75%) Confluence
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (12.50%) BDD

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) JMeter
4 2 (12.50%) NUnit
4 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Tester
5 1 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Reinsurance
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
3 5 (31.25%) Statistics
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Bug Management
4 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Use Case
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Data Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Biometrics
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Progress
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Guidewire
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft