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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 3.16% 1.90% 2.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.09% 28.57% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£543 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.27% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -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
23 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 12.11% 6.67% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 13
Average daily rate £413 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £230 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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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 28 August 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum-ban
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Process Management
3 4 (44.44%) Supplier Management
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (22.22%) Android
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Demand Management
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) Line Management
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Handset
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum

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Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
2 1 (11.11%) CCTV
2 1 (11.11%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum-ban
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Process Management
3 4 (44.44%) Supplier Management
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Demand Management
4 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy