The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 9.76% 3.85% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 100.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £363 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +83.62%
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 Gatwick region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 14.63% 3.85% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate £406 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 - £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

QA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Android
1 8 (80.00%) Apple iOS
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile App
1 8 (80.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (50.00%) User Experience
3 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (40.00%) Open Source
4 4 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Process Management
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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.

Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) QA Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Applications Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Mobile Tester
2 5 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Tester
3 4 (40.00%) iOS Tester
3 4 (40.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Resource Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (50.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Android
1 8 (80.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (40.00%) Open Source
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Process Management
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree