Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South London > Croydon
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 47 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Croydon 3.15% 1.29% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 1.56% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 3
Croydon median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +7.59% -15.05%
10th Percentile £41,750 £38,475 £23,650
90th Percentile £67,200 £57,500 £43,550
South London median annual salary £51,250 £43,750 £41,250
% change year-on-year +17.14% +6.06% -17.50%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Croydon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 333 321 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Croydon 87.40% 82.52% 81.26%
Number of salaries quoted 258 283 357
Croydon median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,827 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,200 £62,500
South London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Croydon

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Croydon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Croydon over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Croydon

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT 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 job ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (91.67%) QA
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
1 11 (91.67%) Open Source
1 11 (91.67%) BDD
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 8 (66.67%) User Experience
3 8 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Apache CXF
4 7 (58.33%) REST
4 7 (58.33%) Selenium
4 7 (58.33%) FitNesse
4 7 (58.33%) NUnit
4 7 (58.33%) JUnit
4 7 (58.33%) SOAP
4 7 (58.33%) Web Services
5 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (41.67%) User Stories
6 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
8 3 (25.00%) TDD
8 3 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (25.00%) Java
8 3 (25.00%) OOD
8 3 (25.00%) GitHub
8 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (25.00%) Build Automation
8 3 (25.00%) SDET
8 3 (25.00%) Cucumber

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 3 (25.00%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) FitNesse
1 7 (58.33%) JUnit
1 7 (58.33%) NUnit
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Hudson
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) IntelliJ
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer in Test
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Apache CXF
1 7 (58.33%) REST
1 7 (58.33%) SOAP
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) BDD
1 11 (91.67%) Open Source
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Integration Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (41.67%) User Stories
6 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Build Automation
7 3 (25.00%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) OOD
7 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (25.00%) SDET
7 3 (25.00%) TDD
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
9 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Hortonworks