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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.56% - 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.22% - 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Median daily rate £500 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 - £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
46 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 16.85% 10.36% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 13
Median daily rate £470 £508 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.38% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £325 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £555 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) JUnit
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) User Experience
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Puppet
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (16.67%) REST
6 2 (16.67%) Big Data
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Hortonworks
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) Ansible
6 2 (16.67%) Docker
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management

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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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
1 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
4 1 (8.33%) Testopia
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Finance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Head of QA
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Apache CXF
1 2 (16.67%) REST
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Biometrics
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) CentOS
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Open Source
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO22301
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) KVM
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
1 2 (16.67%) Hortonworks
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (8.33%) VMware