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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 18 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.46% 1.46% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.66% 21.05% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
Median daily rate £338 £369 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +31.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £438 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +86.25%
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
73 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 9.97% 6.95% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 12
Median daily rate £414 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £135 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Crawley +1 4 £315 -8.36% 1
Gatwick - 4 £438 -
Burgess Hill - 4 £318 -
Worthing - 3 £350 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) SQL
3 19 (36.54%) Android
3 19 (36.54%) Apple iOS
4 16 (30.77%) Mobile App
5 15 (28.85%) Open Source
5 15 (28.85%) Regression Testing
6 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 11 (21.15%) Cucumber
7 11 (21.15%) Mobile Application Development
7 11 (21.15%) Black-Box Testing
8 10 (19.23%) Confluence
8 10 (19.23%) JIRA
8 10 (19.23%) Selenium
9 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Scrum
10 8 (15.38%) Finance
10 8 (15.38%) ISEB
10 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
10 8 (15.38%) Degree
10 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
11 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
11 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
11 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (13.46%) Java
12 6 (11.54%) JUnit
12 6 (11.54%) IIS
12 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
12 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
12 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing

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 10 (19.23%) Confluence
2 6 (11.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) Sqoop
1 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Cucumber
2 10 (19.23%) JIRA
2 10 (19.23%) Selenium
3 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.54%) JUnit
4 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.62%) Ant
5 5 (9.62%) Gradle
5 5 (9.62%) Hudson
5 5 (9.62%) JMeter
5 5 (9.62%) jMock
5 5 (9.62%) Maven
5 5 (9.62%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.69%) Gatling
7 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.92%) Capybara
8 1 (1.92%) PigUnit
8 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 12 (23.08%) Senior QA Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Android Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Tester
4 10 (19.23%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) QA Tester
5 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Mobile Tester
6 6 (11.54%) QA Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Test Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) iOS Tester
7 5 (9.62%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Android Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Applications Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Mobile Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Ajax
1 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
1 5 (9.62%) Java EE
1 5 (9.62%) JMS
1 5 (9.62%) REST
1 5 (9.62%) Spring
1 5 (9.62%) Web Services
1 5 (9.62%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.77%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Tez
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.77%) User Experience
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Handset
6 1 (1.92%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Android
1 19 (36.54%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) SUSE
3 3 (5.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) Open Source
2 15 (28.85%) Regression Testing
3 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 11 (21.15%) Black-Box Testing
4 11 (21.15%) Mobile Application Development
5 9 (17.31%) Scrum
5 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.54%) BDD
8 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (9.62%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
9 5 (9.62%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) Groovy
4 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.77%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
1 8 (15.38%) ISEB
1 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) HDFS
1 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Atlassian
2 4 (7.69%) Rally
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) hybris