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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 7.14% 2.46% 5.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.39% 19.23% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 16
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
72 26 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 27.07% 12.81% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 64 24 25
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,400 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 11 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Croydon

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) .NET
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) XML
4 7 (36.84%) OO
4 7 (36.84%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) MVC
4 7 (36.84%) Scrum
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) WCF
4 7 (36.84%) WPF
4 7 (36.84%) Parallel Computing
4 7 (36.84%) Software Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) MVVM
4 7 (36.84%) SOLID
5 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) ITIL
6 5 (26.32%) Unix
6 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (26.32%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (26.32%) Retek
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.53%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) C# Developer
2 7 (36.84%) C# Software Developer
2 7 (36.84%) C# Software Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) C# WCF Developer
2 7 (36.84%) C# WPF Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Software Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) WCF Developer
2 7 (36.84%) WPF Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Applications Support
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) QA Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Senior QA Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) WCF
2 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 7 (36.84%) WPF
2 7 (36.84%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Fintech
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) MVC
2 7 (36.84%) MVVM
2 7 (36.84%) OO
2 7 (36.84%) Parallel Computing
2 7 (36.84%) Scrum
2 7 (36.84%) Software Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 7 (36.84%) SOLID
2 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) Retek
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
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