The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing QA 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 5.81% 7.58% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 71.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £375 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
10 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 11.63% 10.61% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +75.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gatwick region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gatwick region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Social Network
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Transition Management
3 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Process Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Social Network
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Process Management
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared