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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London / Croydon
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 17 38
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21  
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 28 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Croydon 3.13% 11.34% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 51.85% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 28 1
Median salary £25,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -50.00% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Croydon
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 14 54 43
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 7.29% 21.86% 21.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 53 42
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £39,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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 permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (62.50%) Open Source
2 9 (56.25%) BDD
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) User Stories
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Service Management
6 3 (18.75%) Biometrics
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) DNA
6 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
6 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 2 (12.50%) Apache CXF
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) REST
7 2 (12.50%) Build Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Big Data
7 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity

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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 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VLAN
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
1 2 (12.50%) NUnit
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Hudson
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Head of Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analytics Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Broadcast Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Test
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Mac Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Apache CXF
1 2 (12.50%) REST
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Open Source
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) BDD
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) User Stories
5 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Biometrics
6 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) DNA
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Service Management
6 3 (18.75%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CITP
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Sophos
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas
1 1 (6.25%) VMware