The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 3.02% 5.08% 2.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.00% 57.69% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 7
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £45,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £61,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
25 26 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 12.56% 8.81% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 32
Average salary £50,000 £48,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,050 £45,000 £38,150
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £69,700 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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

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
Salary Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Croydon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Wiki
4 3 (23.08%) B2B
4 3 (23.08%) Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Customer Insight
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (7.69%) E-Learning
6 1 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (7.69%) Advertising
6 1 (7.69%) Publishing
6 1 (7.69%) Adobe
6 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
6 1 (7.69%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
1 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) QA Leader
2 4 (30.77%) Trainer
2 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Email Marketing Executive
4 1 (7.69%) MIS Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Wiki
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.69%) E-Learning
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) B2B
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Insight
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Email Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe