The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the West Sussex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 20 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 17 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.63% 5.02% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.53% 43.14% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 0
Average daily rate £310 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
43 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 11.72% 11.64% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 12
Average daily rate £375 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +226.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
South East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Crawley - 3 £275 - 2
Horsham -2 2 - - 2
Gatwick - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
3 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 6 (26.09%) VB6
4 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (26.09%) Test Management
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (26.09%) VoIP
4 6 (26.09%) VB
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) MS Office
4 6 (26.09%) PMP
4 6 (26.09%) PMI Certification
4 6 (26.09%) Quality Management
5 5 (21.74%) Banking
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.04%) Demand Management
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 3 (13.04%) Smart Meter
6 3 (13.04%) Data Entry
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) SLA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Test Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Support
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
2 6 (26.09%) Test Management
2 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Quality Management
3 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.04%) Demand Management
4 3 (13.04%) Time Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Entry
5 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Android Development
6 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
6 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Data Security
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) VB6
2 6 (26.09%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 6 (26.09%) PMP
4 6 (26.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) SAP