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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 24 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 2 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 1.90% 2.31% 7.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 33.33% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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
8 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 7.62% 6.94% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 16
Average daily rate £288 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Crawley

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) CMDB
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X

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Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec