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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
London / Croydon
Rank 27 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing QA 13 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.80% 1.79% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.33% 12.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Median daily rate £444 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.48% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
30 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 13.39% 13.90% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 16
Median daily rate £481 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £601 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

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

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
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) JIRA
3 9 (42.86%) Java
4 7 (33.33%) Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) DevOps
5 6 (28.57%) Confluence
5 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 6 (28.57%) Release Management
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 5 (23.81%) Open Source
7 4 (19.05%) Product Management
7 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
7 4 (19.05%) Virtual Team Management
7 4 (19.05%) Virtual Team
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) SOAP
7 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Selenium
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) NUnit
8 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
8 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 3 (14.29%) JUnit
8 3 (14.29%) Apache CXF
8 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 3 (14.29%) User Stories

QA
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 6 (28.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) NUnit
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) TestRail
5 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 1 (4.76%) Billing
1 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Release Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Planner
3 2 (9.52%) Server Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Developer in Test
4 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) QA Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) SOAP
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) Apache CXF
2 3 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) CentOS
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) Release Management
4 5 (23.81%) Open Source
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 4 (19.05%) Product Management
5 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Virtual Team Management
6 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) Critical Path Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Dependency Management
7 2 (9.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) KVM
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Guidewire
2 1 (4.76%) HP