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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 32 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.60% 4.53% 2.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.71% 49.09% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 7
Median daily rate £375 £483 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +66.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £536 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
70 55 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 10.07% 9.23% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 15
Median daily rate £400 £388 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +33.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -48.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -6 15 £400 +10.34%
Gatwick -9 5 £375 +3.44%
Burgess Hill - 4 £219 -
East Grinstead - 2 £375 -
Crawley -1 1 - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (60.00%) Selenium
3 20 (40.00%) Java
4 18 (36.00%) Automated Testing
5 16 (32.00%) Scrum
6 15 (30.00%) JIRA
7 14 (28.00%) Performance Testing
7 14 (28.00%) Unit Testing
7 14 (28.00%) SoapUI
7 14 (28.00%) User Stories
8 13 (26.00%) Confluence
9 12 (24.00%) Atlassian
9 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
9 12 (24.00%) SQL
9 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
9 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (22.00%) Scala
10 11 (22.00%) Groovy
11 10 (20.00%) Degree
11 10 (20.00%) TDD
11 10 (20.00%) Web Services
11 10 (20.00%) Gherkin
11 10 (20.00%) Defect Management
12 9 (18.00%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
12 9 (18.00%) Security Testing
12 9 (18.00%) WebDriver
13 8 (16.00%) RESTful
13 8 (16.00%) Kanban
13 8 (16.00%) Usability 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 13 (26.00%) Confluence
2 3 (6.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) CMS
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) ATM
1 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (60.00%) Selenium
2 15 (30.00%) JIRA
3 14 (28.00%) SoapUI
4 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (18.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.00%) Gatling
6 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.00%) JUnit
7 3 (6.00%) Ant
7 3 (6.00%) Gradle
7 3 (6.00%) Hudson
7 3 (6.00%) JMeter
7 3 (6.00%) jMock
7 3 (6.00%) Maven
8 1 (2.00%) Capybara
8 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (2.00%) RSpec
8 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) French Language
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) QA Engineer
2 14 (28.00%) Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) QA Analyst
4 12 (24.00%) Test Engineer
4 12 (24.00%) Tester
5 11 (22.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 11 (22.00%) Test Analyst
6 10 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
7 8 (16.00%) Quality Engineer
8 7 (14.00%) Automation Tester
9 6 (12.00%) Senior QA Engineer
10 4 (8.00%) QA Tester
11 3 (6.00%) Java Engineer
11 3 (6.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 3 (6.00%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (6.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
11 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
12 2 (4.00%) Agile Tester
12 2 (4.00%) Analytics Developer
12 2 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 10 (20.00%) Web Services
2 8 (16.00%) RESTful
3 5 (10.00%) .NET
4 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (8.00%) Spring
5 3 (6.00%) Ajax
5 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.00%) HTML
5 3 (6.00%) Java EE
5 3 (6.00%) JMS
5 3 (6.00%) REST
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (6.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) J2EE
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.00%) PMI
3 3 (6.00%) Social Network
4 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Android
1 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.00%) Unix
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) Automated Testing
3 16 (32.00%) Scrum
4 14 (28.00%) Performance Testing
4 14 (28.00%) Unit Testing
4 14 (28.00%) User Stories
5 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 10 (20.00%) TDD
7 9 (18.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Security Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.00%) API Testing
8 8 (16.00%) BDD
8 8 (16.00%) Kanban
8 8 (16.00%) Usability Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) Java
2 12 (24.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.00%) Groovy
3 11 (22.00%) Scala
4 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (6.00%) ABAP
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VB
7 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Rally
3 3 (6.00%) Tableau
4 1 (2.00%) hybris
4 1 (2.00%) VMware