The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Sussex
Rank 4 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 17.65% - 5.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £373 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -5.03%

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 Sussex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 17.65% 3.70% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £373 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-47.67% +75.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sussex region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

QA
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
1 5 (100.00%) Confluence
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 5 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium Tester
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer in Test
2 2 (40.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle