The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 30 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.83% 0.71% 1.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.78% 4.76% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-70.00% +83.00%
QA
London

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
18 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 6.59% 15.00% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Median daily rate £400 £388 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £326 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £27.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.97% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.31%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Croydon region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Integration Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) SDLC
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) JUnit
6 3 (17.65%) EAI
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) User Experience
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Asynchronous Programming
6 3 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) REST

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Top Related 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 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) JBoss
2 2 (11.76%) Mule
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
1 3 (17.65%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) Ranorex
3 1 (5.88%) TestNG
3 1 (5.88%) Testopia
3 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Agile Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Finance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Head of QA
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
1 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
1 2 (11.76%) JMS
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
1 2 (11.76%) REST
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
1 2 (11.76%) Spring
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (17.65%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Biometrics
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Integration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) SDLC
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) Open Source
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Asynchronous Programming
5 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
5 3 (17.65%) EAI
5 3 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
1 2 (11.76%) Guidewire
1 2 (11.76%) Hortonworks
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow