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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 10 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.82% 0.61% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.30% 5.88% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Median daily rate £438 £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £500 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
33 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 12.60% 10.37% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 27
Median daily rate £500 £344 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £290 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £489 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

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

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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

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 December 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 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) JIRA
4 6 (42.86%) Release Management
4 6 (42.86%) Confluence
4 6 (42.86%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Project Management
4 6 (42.86%) DevOps
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Product Management
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team Management
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
7 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
7 3 (21.43%) SOAP
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
8 2 (14.29%) JUnit
8 2 (14.29%) Service Management
8 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 2 (14.29%) Firewall
8 2 (14.29%) Subversion
8 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (14.29%) CentOS
8 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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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 6 (42.86%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) NUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
1 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Release Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Server Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Apache CXF
2 2 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) CentOS
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) DevOps
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Release Management
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Product Management
4 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team Management
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Server Building
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO22301
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) KVM
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Guidewire
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow