The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / West Sussex
Rank 23 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 23 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 5.37% 3.21% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.49% 34.78% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 7
Median daily rate £408 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.55% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £395 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £36.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +6.19%

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 West Sussex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
43 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 10.05% 9.24% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 21
Median daily rate £425 £369 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% +27.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £320 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £585 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £33.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +75.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 West Sussex

QA
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

QA
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing -3 9 £510 -15.71%
Gatwick +1 4 £499 +37.58%
Crawley +6 3 £319 -1.92% 1
East Grinstead - 1 £408 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (54.90%) Selenium
3 22 (43.14%) Java
3 22 (43.14%) User Stories
4 21 (41.18%) Automated Testing
5 20 (39.22%) Scala
6 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
6 18 (35.29%) Scrum
7 17 (33.33%) Performance Testing
8 16 (31.37%) Unit Testing
9 14 (27.45%) Gherkin
10 13 (25.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (23.53%) SoapUI
11 12 (23.53%) Confluence
11 12 (23.53%) RESTful
11 12 (23.53%) Kanban
11 12 (23.53%) Groovy
11 12 (23.53%) API Testing
11 12 (23.53%) Defect Management
11 12 (23.53%) Usability Testing
11 12 (23.53%) Security Testing
11 12 (23.53%) JIRA
11 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
11 12 (23.53%) PRINCE2
12 11 (21.57%) Web Services
12 11 (21.57%) PMI Certification
12 11 (21.57%) TDD
12 11 (21.57%) Atlassian
12 11 (21.57%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (21.57%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West 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 12 (23.53%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
1 2 (3.92%) MPLS
1 2 (3.92%) VPN
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
2 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (54.90%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) JIRA
2 12 (23.53%) SoapUI
3 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
4 9 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
6 6 (11.76%) JUnit
6 6 (11.76%) RSpec
7 1 (1.96%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.96%) Gatling
7 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.96%) JMeter
7 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (15.69%) Games
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) QA Engineer
1 12 (23.53%) Test Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) QA Test Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) Quality Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Tester
5 8 (15.69%) Project Manager
5 8 (15.69%) QA Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) IT Manager
7 6 (11.76%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (11.76%) Senior Manager
7 6 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Automation Tester
8 5 (9.80%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (9.80%) QA Tester
8 5 (9.80%) Senior IT Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Senior IT Project Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
9 4 (7.84%) Java Engineer
10 3 (5.88%) Analytics Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) Gherkin
2 12 (23.53%) RESTful
3 11 (21.57%) Web Services
4 6 (11.76%) JSON
5 4 (7.84%) .NET
5 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.88%) Spring
7 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.92%) J2EE
8 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) PMI
4 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.92%) CCTV
5 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.92%) iPad
5 2 (3.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) VMS
2 1 (1.96%) Unix
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) User Stories
3 21 (41.18%) Automated Testing
4 18 (35.29%) Scrum
4 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 17 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 16 (31.37%) Unit Testing
7 13 (25.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (23.53%) API Testing
8 12 (23.53%) Defect Management
8 12 (23.53%) Kanban
8 12 (23.53%) PRINCE2
8 12 (23.53%) Security Testing
8 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
8 12 (23.53%) Usability Testing
9 11 (21.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (21.57%) Exploratory Testing
9 11 (21.57%) TDD
10 10 (19.61%) Automation Testing
10 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) Scala
3 12 (23.53%) Groovy
4 4 (7.84%) ABAP
5 3 (5.88%) SQL
6 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) C#
7 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) PMI Certification
2 9 (17.65%) Degree
3 7 (13.73%) PMP
4 4 (7.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ISEB
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) WCAG
2 4 (7.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Atlassian
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) Tableau
4 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.92%) F5
4 2 (3.92%) MobileIron
4 2 (3.92%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) SAP