Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South London > Croydon
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 48 59
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.26% 3.43% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.54% 19.48% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 17
Croydon median annual salary £42,250 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.52% -4.55% +17.02%
10th Percentile £35,875 £47,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £50,750 £55,000 £62,500
South London median annual salary £44,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.00% -9.09% +15.79%

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

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Croydon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 37 77 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Croydon 10.51% 17.62% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 32 69 44
Croydon median annual salary £44,500 £50,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.00% +16.96% +10.32%
10th Percentile £28,325 £22,750 £22,370
90th Percentile £71,566 £58,984 £63,900
South London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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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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Salary Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Croydon.

Salary trend for QA in Croydon

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Salary Histogram in Croydon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Croydon over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Croydon

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Job Locations in Croydon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Croydon region over the 6 months to 23 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Croydon - 1 £28,000 -
QA
South London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (60.00%) Open Source
2 9 (60.00%) BDD
2 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (40.00%) REST
4 6 (40.00%) Apache CXF
4 6 (40.00%) NUnit
4 6 (40.00%) Selenium
4 6 (40.00%) FitNesse
4 6 (40.00%) JUnit
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) User Stories
5 5 (33.33%) User Experience
5 5 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (26.67%) GitHub
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) Hudson
6 4 (26.67%) Build Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) ISEB
6 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall

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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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) GitHub
2 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) FitNesse
1 6 (40.00%) JUnit
1 6 (40.00%) NUnit
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) Hudson
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) IntelliJ
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) TestRail
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Apache CXF
1 6 (40.00%) REST
1 6 (40.00%) SOAP
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) BDD
2 9 (60.00%) Open Source
2 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (33.33%) User Stories
6 4 (26.67%) Build Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
6 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) HNC
4 1 (6.67%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Progress