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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 19 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 22 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 2.82% 9.36% 0.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.14% 55.00% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 1
Average salary £30,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.85% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
29 40 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 11.69% 17.02% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 6
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £28,750 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,650 £43,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 23 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Croydon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (42.86%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Mathematics
4 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (35.71%) TestComplete
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) RAD
4 5 (35.71%) Client/Server
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) WinRunner
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Ranorex
5 4 (28.57%) B2B
5 4 (28.57%) Marketing
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Validation
6 3 (21.43%) Wiki
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
1 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 5 (35.71%) Ranorex
2 5 (35.71%) WinRunner
2 5 (35.71%) TestComplete
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) QA Engineer
1 8 (57.14%) Test Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Automation Tester
2 6 (42.86%) Tester
3 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) QA Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) QA Automation Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Test Consultant
4 4 (28.57%) Trainer
5 1 (7.14%) Email Marketing Executive
5 1 (7.14%) Marketing Executive
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 5 (35.71%) Client/Server
4 3 (21.43%) Wiki
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) Analytics
2 5 (35.71%) OO
2 5 (35.71%) RAD
3 4 (28.57%) B2B
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Customer Insight
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (7.14%) Email Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) Groovy
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
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