The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.50% 1.18% 1.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.33% 14.29% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +44.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 11.28% 8.24% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Average daily rate £350 £400 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £225 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £438 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.78 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +13.83%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Croydon region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Croydon region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) JPA
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) JAX-RS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) MyBatis
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) JDBC
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) Servlets
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris

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Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) JCE
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) JPA
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) JAX-RS
1 1 (33.33%) MyBatis
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce