The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Crawley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing QA 19 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 10.73% 8.46% 4.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.37% 55.00% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 3
Average daily rate £325 £450 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +26.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
QA
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Crawley region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Crawley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
27 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 15.25% 15.38% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 11
Average daily rate £325 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 £55.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Crawley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Crawley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Crawley

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Crawley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Crawley region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Crawley

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Crawley

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Crawley region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Crawley

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Crawley

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Crawley

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Crawley

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Crawley 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) Android
2 18 (54.55%) Apple iOS
3 17 (51.52%) Mobile App
4 12 (36.36%) Black-Box Testing
4 12 (36.36%) Automated Testing
5 10 (30.30%) Mobile Application Development
5 10 (30.30%) Open Source
6 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Project Management
7 7 (21.21%) Degree
7 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
7 7 (21.21%) User Experience
8 6 (18.18%) Scrum-ban
8 6 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (18.18%) SDLC
8 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
8 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Process Management
9 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
9 5 (15.15%) Scrum
9 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
10 4 (12.12%) Test Management
10 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
11 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 3 (9.09%) Demand Management
11 3 (9.09%) Line Management
11 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Crawley 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (3.03%) PTC Creo
1 1 (3.03%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
1 1 (3.03%) Electronics
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) QA Engineer
2 13 (39.39%) Applications Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) Android Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) Applications Tester
3 10 (30.30%) Mobile Tester
3 10 (30.30%) QA Tester
3 10 (30.30%) Tester
4 9 (27.27%) iOS Tester
5 7 (21.21%) IT Manager
6 6 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (15.15%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) IT Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.06%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Service Design Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
10 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) OAuth
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) RESTful
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Mobile App
2 7 (21.21%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) CCTV
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Android
1 18 (54.55%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Black-Box Testing
3 10 (30.30%) Mobile Application Development
3 10 (30.30%) Open Source
4 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Project Management
5 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (18.18%) Process Management
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum-ban
6 6 (18.18%) SDLC
6 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
8 4 (12.12%) Test Management
8 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.03%) HNC
4 1 (3.03%) HND
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) P3O
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) CA
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy