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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 13 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.54% 2.04% 4.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.14% 29.63% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 16
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£290 £425 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.76% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £352 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +56.62%
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
37 27 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 10.08% 6.87% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 38
Average daily rate £295 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £135 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £35.00 £20.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.89%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +9 3 £108 -69.71% 1
Horsham -2 1 £410 -
Gatwick -3 1 - -
Haywards Heath - 1 £425 -
East Grinstead - 1 £275 - 1
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (36.36%) PMP
3 8 (36.36%) PMI Certification
3 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 6 (27.27%) MS Office
5 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
6 4 (18.18%) Windows
6 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) VPN
6 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
6 4 (18.18%) Symantec
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 4 (18.18%) CMDB
6 4 (18.18%) Release Management
6 4 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (18.18%) Office 365
7 3 (13.64%) iPhone
7 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.64%) SCCM
7 3 (13.64%) iPad
7 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) QlikView
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) TestDirector
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Deskside Support
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Validation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Quality Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) CMDB
2 3 (13.64%) iPhone
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) iPad
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.55%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
1 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 4 (18.18%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Android Development
7 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.55%) Time Series Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Coaching
7 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.55%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 8 (36.36%) PMP
1 8 (36.36%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) GAMP
1 1 (4.55%) GMP
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Symantec
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Orchard
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
Crawley, West Sussex
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