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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 25 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.70% 1.40% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.76% 21.21% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
Median daily rate £325 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £370 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £30.78 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-65.88% +69.79%
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
84 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 12.43% 6.61% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 15
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £135 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Worthing -8 9 £413 +13.79%
Gatwick - 5 £450 -
Burgess Hill - 4 £318 - 1
Crawley 0 2 £455 +32.36% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.83%) SQL
3 21 (36.21%) Selenium
4 16 (27.59%) Automated Testing
5 15 (25.86%) JIRA
6 14 (24.14%) Regression Testing
6 14 (24.14%) Android
6 14 (24.14%) Apple iOS
7 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
7 13 (22.41%) Confluence
8 12 (20.69%) Open Source
9 11 (18.97%) Scrum
9 11 (18.97%) Java
9 11 (18.97%) SoapUI
9 11 (18.97%) Mobile App
10 10 (17.24%) Defect Management
10 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 9 (15.52%) Atlassian
11 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Mobile Application Development
12 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (13.79%) WebDriver
12 8 (13.79%) Black-Box Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Performance Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Groovy
12 8 (13.79%) Degree
12 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
12 8 (13.79%) ISTQB
12 8 (13.79%) ISEB
12 8 (13.79%) Web Services

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 13 (22.41%) Confluence
2 6 (10.34%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) ATM
1 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.72%) MySQL
1 1 (1.72%) Sqoop
1 1 (1.72%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (36.21%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) JIRA
3 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
4 11 (18.97%) SoapUI
5 8 (13.79%) WebDriver
6 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
7 6 (10.34%) Gatling
7 6 (10.34%) JUnit
8 5 (8.62%) Ant
8 5 (8.62%) Gradle
8 5 (8.62%) Hudson
8 5 (8.62%) JMeter
8 5 (8.62%) jMock
8 5 (8.62%) Maven
9 1 (1.72%) Capybara
9 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.72%) PyUnit
9 1 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.72%) RSpec
9 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Marketing
2 2 (3.45%) Publishing
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) French Language
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) QA Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) Analyst
3 14 (24.14%) Tester
4 12 (20.69%) Senior QA Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) QA Analyst
5 10 (17.24%) Test Analyst
6 9 (15.52%) Android Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) QA Test Analyst
7 7 (12.07%) Applications Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) Automation Tester
8 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
9 5 (8.62%) QA Test Engineer
9 5 (8.62%) QA Tester
10 4 (6.90%) Android Tester
10 4 (6.90%) iOS Tester
10 4 (6.90%) Mobile Tester
11 3 (5.17%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (5.17%) Android Test Engineer
11 3 (5.17%) Mobile Engineer
11 3 (5.17%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) Ajax
2 5 (8.62%) Hibernate
2 5 (8.62%) Java EE
2 5 (8.62%) JMS
2 5 (8.62%) REST
2 5 (8.62%) Spring
2 5 (8.62%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (8.62%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.90%) HTML
4 3 (5.17%) RESTful
5 2 (3.45%) .NET
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Tez
6 1 (1.72%) CSS
6 1 (1.72%) jQuery
6 1 (1.72%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Social Network
5 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.72%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Android
1 14 (24.14%) Apple iOS
2 6 (10.34%) Windows
3 5 (8.62%) Unix
4 4 (6.90%) Linux
5 3 (5.17%) SUSE
5 3 (5.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Automated Testing
3 14 (24.14%) Regression Testing
4 12 (20.69%) Open Source
5 11 (18.97%) Scrum
6 10 (17.24%) Defect Management
7 9 (15.52%) Mobile Application Development
7 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
8 8 (13.79%) Black-Box Testing
8 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (13.79%) Performance Testing
8 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
9 7 (12.07%) BDD
9 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (12.07%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Functional Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
9 7 (12.07%) TDD
9 7 (12.07%) User Stories
10 6 (10.34%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 11 (18.97%) Java
3 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.79%) Groovy
5 6 (10.34%) Scala
6 5 (8.62%) C#
7 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) VB
7 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Degree
1 8 (13.79%) ISEB
1 8 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) HDFS
1 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Atlassian
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
3 4 (6.90%) Rally
4 2 (3.45%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) hybris
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