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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 29 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 9 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.56% 3.76% 5.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.94% 45.45% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 22
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£290 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £323 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £493 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
17 33 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.84% 8.27% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 40
Average daily rate £290 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £323 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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
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 17 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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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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 -4 3 £400 +39.13%
Burgess Hill - - - -
Crawley - - - - 3
Horsham - - - - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 8 (40.00%) SQL
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (30.00%) MS Office
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 5 (25.00%) VB6
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (25.00%) VB
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (20.00%) PMP
5 4 (20.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (10.00%) .NET
6 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (10.00%) Android
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (10.00%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) 4G
1 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) VoIP
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) 3G
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.00%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Test Management
3 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) Android Development
3 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Time Series Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) Demand Management
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) VB6
2 5 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (20.00%) PMP
1 4 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) Orchard
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