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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
London / Croydon
Rank 19 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing QA 18 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 8.37% 4.26% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.55% 29.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 0
Median daily rate £425 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
33 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 15.35% 14.34% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 11
Median daily rate £450 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £285 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £600 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +85.26%

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 19 February 2017, 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 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) JIRA
3 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.00%) DevOps
6 6 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Release Management
6 6 (21.43%) Confluence
6 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) Windows
7 5 (17.86%) ISEB
7 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
8 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 4 (14.29%) BDD
8 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.29%) Product Management
8 4 (14.29%) Open Source
8 4 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (14.29%) Use Case
8 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) Linux

QA
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 6 (21.43%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) TestRail
3 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium
4 2 (7.14%) FitNesse
4 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.14%) JUnit
4 2 (7.14%) NUnit
4 2 (7.14%) RSpec
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) Hudson
5 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 1 (3.57%) Billing
1 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Tester
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Release Manager
2 4 (14.29%) UAT Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Developer in Test
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) CRM Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Planner
4 2 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) Apache CXF
2 2 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.57%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) DevOps
2 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Functional Testing
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL
3 6 (21.43%) Release Management
3 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
4 5 (17.86%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) BDD
5 4 (14.29%) Open Source
5 4 (14.29%) Product Management
5 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) ISEB
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SDET
2 1 (3.57%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) KVM
1 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.57%) HP