The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 58 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.53% - 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
528 291 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 92.79% 92.09% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 180 227
Average daily rate £363 £315 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -17.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 38
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Crawley - 2 £344 -
QA Tester
South East

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Handset
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development

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Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA