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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.96% 1.85% 5.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.00% 15.38% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
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£550 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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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
20 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 19.61% 12.04% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 12
Average daily rate £425 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £415 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £21.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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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

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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

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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 26 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) MS Project
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (50.00%) P3O
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MS Project Server
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) APMP
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Front Office
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Office Support
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (33.33%) APMP
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) P3O
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft