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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 51 31
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 18 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.36% 1.60% 3.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 24.32% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
Median daily rate £358 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £455 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-59.21% +76.74%
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
60 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 7.85% 6.57% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 14
Median daily rate £435 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.47% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £149 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.62 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +19.04%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Crawley -1 7 £350 -3.44% 1
Gatwick - 3 £425 -
Worthing - 2 £350 -
East Grinstead 0 1 £410 +9.33%
Burgess Hill - 1 £350 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (44.23%) SQL
3 19 (36.54%) Android
3 19 (36.54%) Apple iOS
4 16 (30.77%) Mobile App
5 15 (28.85%) Open Source
6 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 12 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 11 (21.15%) Mobile Application Development
8 11 (21.15%) Black-Box Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Scrum
9 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
11 7 (13.46%) Degree
11 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
11 7 (13.46%) ISEB
12 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
12 6 (11.54%) JIRA
12 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
12 6 (11.54%) Confluence
12 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
13 5 (9.62%) Test Management
13 5 (9.62%) Selenium
13 5 (9.62%) XML
13 5 (9.62%) Finance
14 4 (7.69%) C#
14 4 (7.69%) Java
14 4 (7.69%) Windows

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 6 (11.54%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.92%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (1.92%) PTC Creo
1 1 (1.92%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) Sqoop
1 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
1 6 (11.54%) JIRA
2 5 (9.62%) Selenium
3 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.77%) JUnit
4 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.85%) Ant
5 2 (3.85%) Gatling
5 2 (3.85%) Gradle
5 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.85%) Hudson
5 2 (3.85%) JMeter
5 2 (3.85%) jMock
5 2 (3.85%) Maven
5 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.92%) Capybara
6 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) QA Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Android Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Tester
3 10 (19.23%) Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Applications Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Senior QA Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) QA Tester
6 6 (11.54%) Mobile Tester
6 6 (11.54%) Test Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) iOS Tester
7 5 (9.62%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Android Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Applications Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Mobile Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) XML
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) REST
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) Ajax
3 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.85%) Java EE
3 2 (3.85%) JMS
3 2 (3.85%) Spring
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) OAuth
4 1 (1.92%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.92%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) User Experience
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.92%) Handset
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Android
1 19 (36.54%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) SUSE
3 3 (5.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) Open Source
3 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Black-Box Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (17.31%) Scrum
6 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.62%) Test Management
10 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Defect Tracking
11 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.77%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) C#
2 4 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) Groovy
4 2 (3.85%) Scala
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
1 7 (13.46%) ISEB
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) CISSP
4 1 (1.92%) HNC
4 1 (1.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) HDFS
1 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) SAP
2 2 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) CA
3 1 (1.92%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) hybris
3 1 (1.92%) Rally