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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 41 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 7 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.40% 1.91% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.88% 35.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £18.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.79% +0.69%
QA
South East

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
32 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 6.41% 5.46% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 25
Average daily rate £356 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £204 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £388 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +18.57%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing -8 4 £363 -9.37%
Crawley -4 2 £344 +25.00%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 6 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) .NET
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (22.22%) Data Management
5 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) Play Framework
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Selenium
5 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (16.67%) Android
6 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
6 3 (16.67%) Capybara
6 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) SAP
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (16.67%) SOA
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (11.11%) CA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Project
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP MDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
1 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 3 (16.67%) Capybara
3 2 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) Play Framework
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (11.11%) BAPI
3 2 (11.11%) SAP ALE
3 2 (11.11%) OAuth
3 2 (11.11%) SAP PI
3 2 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Telematics
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Handset
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Data Management
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) Workflow
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) ABAP
4 2 (11.11%) SAPscript
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Ariba