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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.07% 1.43% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 7.14% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £400 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +44.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +86.25%
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
14 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.79% 20.00% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 9
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £289 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £534 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £27.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.97% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) SDLC
5 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
6 4 (22.22%) JIRA
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 3 (16.67%) Kanban
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) GitHub
7 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 3 (16.67%) User Experience
7 3 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
7 3 (16.67%) Spring
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) Hibernate

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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 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) Mule
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
1 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.56%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.56%) TestNG
4 1 (5.56%) Testopia
4 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Agile Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 3 (16.67%) JMS
1 3 (16.67%) Spring
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
1 3 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Camel
2 2 (11.11%) JSON
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 2 (11.11%) Biometrics
3 2 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) SDLC
3 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Open Source
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) EAI
5 3 (16.67%) Kanban
5 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 2 (11.11%) Guidewire
1 2 (11.11%) Hortonworks
1 2 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) SAP