The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 9.40% 0.54% 4.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.51% 3.33% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22 1 12
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
53 30 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 22.65% 16.30% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 53 29 26
Median salary £50,000 £36,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.98% -23.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,900 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of job ads across the Croydon region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

QA
Salary Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Croydon region.

QA Salary Trend in Croydon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for QA.

1 38 (80.85%) Retail
2 19 (40.43%) SQL
3 18 (38.30%) PL/SQL
3 18 (38.30%) Oracle
3 18 (38.30%) Business Analysis
3 18 (38.30%) Business Transformation
4 17 (36.17%) Unit Testing
4 17 (36.17%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (36.17%) Unix
4 17 (36.17%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (36.17%) Retek
4 17 (36.17%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (23.40%) ITIL
5 11 (23.40%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.38%) Windows
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
6 3 (6.38%) Finance
6 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (4.26%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
7 2 (4.26%) Fintech
7 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
7 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.26%) Automated Testing

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 2 (4.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (36.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) LAN
1 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) BusinessObjects
1 17 (36.17%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (80.85%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (80.85%) Analyst
2 24 (51.06%) Business Analyst
3 18 (38.30%) Retail Business Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) Applications Support
4 11 (23.40%) Applications Support Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) Oracle Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) Oracle Applications Support
4 11 (23.40%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) Support Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Applications Developer
7 3 (6.38%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
1 1 (2.13%) WCF
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
1 1 (2.13%) WPF
1 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Fintech
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Unix
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Business Analysis
1 18 (38.30%) Business Transformation
2 17 (36.17%) Unit Testing
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
3 11 (23.40%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (4.26%) Automated Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.26%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.13%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (2.13%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 18 (38.30%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) ISEB
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) HNC
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Oracle
2 17 (36.17%) Retek
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) EMC
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) VMware