The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
London / Croydon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 34 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.79% 4.82% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 5.36% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 0
Median salary £58,750 £43,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.28% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 163 224 157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 85.79% 89.96% 78.11%
Number of salaries quoted 119 206 142
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Croydon

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Croydon.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 9 (52.94%) User Stories
3 9 (52.94%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
5 7 (41.18%) Open Source
5 7 (41.18%) QA
6 6 (35.29%) TDD
6 6 (35.29%) Scrum
7 5 (29.41%) SOAP
7 5 (29.41%) Maven
7 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
7 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
7 5 (29.41%) Coaching
7 5 (29.41%) DevOps
8 4 (23.53%) REST
8 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) Spring
8 4 (23.53%) Web Services
8 4 (23.53%) JUnit
9 3 (17.65%) HTML
9 3 (17.65%) CSS
9 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) Web Design
9 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Subversion
9 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering

Test Automation
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 (17.65%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Maven
3 4 (23.53%) JUnit
4 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
4 3 (17.65%) Gradle
4 3 (17.65%) Subversion
5 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) Hudson
5 2 (11.76%) NUnit
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium
6 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
6 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Scrum Master
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) BPM Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Head of Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Scala Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) SOAP
2 4 (23.53%) REST
2 4 (23.53%) Spring
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) D3.js
3 3 (17.65%) Dropwizard
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) HTML5
3 3 (17.65%) jQuery
3 3 (17.65%) Node.js
3 3 (17.65%) Spring Boot
4 2 (11.76%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (11.76%) Apache CXF
4 2 (11.76%) XSLT
5 1 (5.88%) J2EE
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (52.94%) User Stories
4 7 (41.18%) Open Source
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) TDD
6 5 (29.41%) Coaching
6 5 (29.41%) DevOps
6 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) Front End Development
8 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 3 (17.65%) Microservices
8 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Resource Allocation
8 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) Scala
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) XPath
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CITP
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle