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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.36% 1.10% 0.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 14.29% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£510 £484 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% +7.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -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
14 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 9.40% 7.69% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Average daily rate £416 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £250 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £554 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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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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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 1 October 2014.

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 28 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
2 3 (50.00%) MS Project
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
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%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) APMP
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) PACS
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Office Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) APMP
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
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
Croydon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Croydon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 13 days ago