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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.73% - 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% - 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
36 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.94% 13.59% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 4
Average daily rate £375 £413 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £207 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £514 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

QA
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

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
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 5 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (33.33%) Spring
5 3 (33.33%) Kanban
5 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (33.33%) GitHub
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) JMS
5 3 (33.33%) EAI
5 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (22.22%) V-Model
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Camel
6 2 (22.22%) Law
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 2 (22.22%) JBoss
6 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce

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Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) JBoss
2 2 (22.22%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Law
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Agile Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 3 (33.33%) JMS
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) Apache Camel
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) EAI
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Process Management
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft