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 3 months to 30 March 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)
London / Croydon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 25 24
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing QA 15 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 9.09% 4.78% 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.22% 35.14% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 1
Median daily rate £425 £440 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 23 37 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 13.94% 13.60% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 13
Median daily rate £450 £437 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +9.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £268 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £573 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Croydon

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Java
3 9 (34.62%) JIRA
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) Project Management
5 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 5 (19.23%) DevOps
6 5 (19.23%) Confluence
6 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (19.23%) Windows
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) ISEB
6 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
7 4 (15.38%) TestRail
7 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team Management
7 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team
7 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
7 4 (15.38%) TDD
7 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Open Source
7 4 (15.38%) BDD
7 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 4 (15.38%) Product Management

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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 5 (19.23%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) JIRA
2 4 (15.38%) TestRail
3 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.54%) Selenium
4 2 (7.69%) FitNesse
4 2 (7.69%) JUnit
4 2 (7.69%) NUnit
4 2 (7.69%) RSpec
5 1 (3.85%) Hudson
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 1 (3.85%) Billing
1 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Release Manager
2 4 (15.38%) UAT Tester
3 3 (11.54%) CRM Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Developer in Test
3 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Planner
4 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) SOAP
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) Apache CXF
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.85%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) CentOS
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Project Management
2 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
4 5 (19.23%) DevOps
4 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) BDD
5 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Open Source
5 4 (15.38%) Product Management
5 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) KVM
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Guidewire
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) VMware
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