Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 60 47
Rank change year-on-year -23 -13 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 21 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 2.01% 2.01% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 1
Croydon median daily rate £421 £391 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.67% -34.79% -
South London median daily rate £421 £379 £488
% change year-on-year +11.22% -22.31% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
South London median hourly rate - - -

Test Strategy 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 961 454 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 92.14% 91.35% 86.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 275 255
Croydon median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £356 £310 £304
90th Percentile £675 £575 £595
South London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Croydon median hourly rate £13.50 £43.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.97% +248.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £41.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £14.25 £45.25 £13.75
South London median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +46.15% +38.30% +49.02%

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 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 7 (33.33%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Confluence
5 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 6 (28.57%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Validation
6 5 (23.81%) Statistics
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
6 5 (23.81%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) REST
7 4 (19.05%) Hadoop
7 4 (19.05%) Bug Management
7 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
7 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Reinsurance
7 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Use Case
7 4 (19.05%) QA

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) GitHub
1 2 (9.52%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Hadoop
2 3 (14.29%) Big Data
3 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) HBase
4 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium
5 3 (14.29%) GitLab
5 3 (14.29%) Jasmine
5 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.76%) Checkstyle
6 1 (4.76%) FindBugs
6 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.76%) Gerrit
6 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.76%) Hudson
6 1 (4.76%) JMeter
6 1 (4.76%) Maven
6 1 (4.76%) NUnit
6 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.76%) Subversion
6 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Strategy Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Integration Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) REST
2 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Apache CXF
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Reinsurance
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 7 (33.33%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (23.81%) Statistics
6 5 (23.81%) Validation
7 4 (19.05%) Biometrics
7 4 (19.05%) Bug Management
7 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
7 4 (19.05%) Use Case
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) API Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Progress
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Guidewire
2 1 (4.76%) Hortonworks
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow