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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 28 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 5.87% 4.01% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.85% 33.33% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 8
Average daily rate £338 £345 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £270 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
52 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 10.90% 12.03% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 25
Average daily rate £356 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £270 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £24.20 £55.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Crawley -2 19 £325 -27.77% 1
Gatwick +2 5 £363 -
Burgess Hill - 2 £250 - 2
Worthing - 2 £605 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) Android
3 23 (45.10%) Apple iOS
3 23 (45.10%) Mobile App
4 22 (43.14%) SQL
5 16 (31.37%) Automated Testing
5 16 (31.37%) Black-Box Testing
6 14 (27.45%) Open Source
6 14 (27.45%) Regression Testing
6 14 (27.45%) Mobile Application Development
7 11 (21.57%) Project Management
7 11 (21.57%) Waterfall
8 10 (19.61%) SDLC
8 10 (19.61%) Degree
8 10 (19.61%) Process Management
9 9 (17.65%) User Experience
10 8 (15.69%) Demand Management
10 8 (15.69%) Supplier Management
10 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
10 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
11 7 (13.73%) Scrum-ban
11 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
11 7 (13.73%) Defect Management
11 7 (13.73%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Test Management
12 6 (11.76%) Scrum
12 6 (11.76%) ISEB
13 5 (9.80%) XML
13 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.96%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (1.96%) PTC Creo
1 1 (1.96%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Ant
1 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.96%) Gradle
1 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.96%) Hudson
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
1 1 (1.96%) JMeter
1 1 (1.96%) jMock
1 1 (1.96%) JUnit
1 1 (1.96%) Maven
1 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.96%) Selenium
1 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) QA Engineer
2 15 (29.41%) Applications Engineer
3 12 (23.53%) QA Tester
3 12 (23.53%) Tester
4 11 (21.57%) Android Engineer
4 11 (21.57%) Applications Tester
4 11 (21.57%) IT Manager
4 11 (21.57%) Mobile Tester
5 9 (17.65%) Delivery Manager
5 9 (17.65%) iOS Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) IT Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.92%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Resource Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Service Design Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) REST
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) Ajax
3 1 (1.96%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.96%) Java EE
3 1 (1.96%) JMS
3 1 (1.96%) OAuth
3 1 (1.96%) RESTful
3 1 (1.96%) SOAP
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (45.10%) Mobile App
2 9 (17.65%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.92%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) CCTV
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Android
2 23 (45.10%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Automated Testing
2 16 (31.37%) Black-Box Testing
3 14 (27.45%) Mobile Application Development
3 14 (27.45%) Open Source
3 14 (27.45%) Regression Testing
4 11 (21.57%) Project Management
4 11 (21.57%) Waterfall
5 10 (19.61%) Process Management
5 10 (19.61%) SDLC
6 8 (15.69%) Demand Management
6 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
6 8 (15.69%) Supplier Management
6 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.73%) Defect Management
7 7 (13.73%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum-ban
8 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Scrum
8 6 (11.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) C#
2 2 (3.92%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
3 6 (11.76%) ISEB
4 5 (9.80%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) CISSP
5 1 (1.96%) HNC
5 1 (1.96%) HND
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.92%) P3O
1 2 (3.92%) RMADS
2 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
1 1 (1.96%) CA
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy
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