Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 25 July 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 Strategy
South London > Croydon
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 48 45
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 0.98% 2.91% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 3.20% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Croydon median daily rate £450 £438 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -1.35% -
10th Percentile £359 £301 £419
90th Percentile £475 £521 £473
South London median daily rate £650 £438 £444
% change year-on-year +48.57% -1.35% +38.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
South London median hourly rate - - -

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 364 500 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 89.22% 91.07% 90.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 366 182
Croydon median daily rate £463 £416 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +10.26% -12.21%
10th Percentile £295 £288 £260
90th Percentile £582 £575 £536
South London median daily rate £460 £425 £365
% change year-on-year +8.24% +16.44% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Croydon median hourly rate £20.75 £21.50 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% -22.61% +63.41%
10th Percentile £14.55 £15.40 £20.11
90th Percentile £26.95 £89.95 £36.00
South London median hourly rate £47.00 £21.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year +123.81% -56.09% +189.88%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Croydon

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Croydon

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Croydon over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) Volume Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Java

Test Strategy
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Web Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Apache CXF
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA