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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 2.00% 6.53% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.05% 67.86% 37.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 7
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
21 28 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 10.50% 9.62% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 24
Average salary £48,750 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £18,000 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,150 £70,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) B2B
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Wiki
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Customer Insight
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Email Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) Legal
5 1 (9.09%) Advertising
5 1 (9.09%) Publishing
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (9.09%) Photoshop
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Trainer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) QA Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) QA Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Email Marketing Executive
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Wiki
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) B2B
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Customer Insight
3 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (9.09%) Email Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe