Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South London > Croydon
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 62 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - +28
Contract jobs citing QA 39 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.40% 2.78% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.77% 21.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 0
Croydon median daily rate £450 £470 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% - -
South London median daily rate £450 £438 £355
% change year-on-year +2.86% +23.24% -18.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
South London median hourly rate - - -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Croydon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 131 70 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 14.77% 12.99% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 36 28
Croydon median daily rate £494 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £120 £300 £313
90th Percentile £688 £563 £540
South London median daily rate £488 £450 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% +28.57% -15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Croydon median hourly rate £14.00 £70.00 £28.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.00% +142.30% -
10th Percentile £13.20 £45.00 £27.78
90th Percentile £15.90 £95.00 £39.63
South London median hourly rate £14.63 £20.50 £28.89
% change year-on-year -28.66% -29.04% +75.09%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Croydon

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Croydon

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Croydon over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Croydon

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Contract Job Locations in Croydon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Croydon region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Croydon - 3 - -
Coulsdon - 1 £425 -
QA
South London

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (51.28%) Security Cleared
2 19 (48.72%) SC Cleared
2 19 (48.72%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (46.15%) Project Management
4 12 (30.77%) ITIL
4 12 (30.77%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (17.95%) Degree
7 6 (15.38%) Operations Research
7 6 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.38%) SAS
7 6 (15.38%) SOAP
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (15.38%) VBA
7 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 6 (15.38%) Finance
7 6 (15.38%) Power BI
7 6 (15.38%) SAS EBI
8 5 (12.82%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (12.82%) MODAF
8 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
9 4 (10.26%) JIRA
9 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
9 4 (10.26%) Confluence
9 4 (10.26%) Migration
9 4 (10.26%) Web Services

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Co-occurring 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 6 (15.38%) SAS
2 4 (10.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) iPaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) LDAP
1 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Power BI
1 6 (15.38%) SAS EBI
2 3 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) JMeter
2 3 (7.69%) JUnit
2 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.13%) Protractor
3 2 (5.13%) Selenium
3 2 (5.13%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) DbUnit
4 1 (2.56%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.56%) Hudson
4 1 (2.56%) jMock
4 1 (2.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) Mockito
4 1 (2.56%) MSI
4 1 (2.56%) NUnit
4 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.56%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Service Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Database Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL Service Architect
5 3 (7.69%) MIS Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Transition Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Database Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) MIS Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Research Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) RESTful
5 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.56%) Apache CXF
5 1 (2.56%) J2EE
5 1 (2.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.56%) PowerMock
5 1 (2.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Project Management
2 12 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 12 (30.77%) Scrum
3 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) Operations Research
4 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 5 (12.82%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (12.82%) MODAF
5 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
6 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Service Design
7 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) VBA
2 3 (7.69%) C
2 3 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) R
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) Security Cleared
2 19 (48.72%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
1 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow