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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 15 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 8.63% 3.92% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 22.22% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£450 £315 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -28.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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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
20 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 14.39% 17.65% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 7
Average daily rate £450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%

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

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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 2 March 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) MS Office
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (20.00%) CMDB
3 3 (20.00%) Release Management
3 3 (20.00%) SCCM
3 3 (20.00%) iPhone
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) iPad
3 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec
3 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) SOA
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Data Services
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Deskside Support
2 3 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Data Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Data Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) CMDB
1 3 (20.00%) iPhone
1 3 (20.00%) iPad
2 2 (13.33%) Telematics
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Release Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) SOA
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
1 3 (20.00%) Symantec
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Ariba