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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 13 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.24% 3.98% 5.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.24% 37.84% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -27.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +39.11%
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
34 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 5.86% 10.51% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 33
Average daily rate £400 £380 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 -3 4 £363 +31.81%
East Grinstead - 2 £375 -
Worthing - 2 £580 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Business Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 6 (18.75%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) SOA
3 6 (18.75%) SAP
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
4 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 5 (15.63%) Data Management
5 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 4 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (12.50%) Data Quality
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) MS Office
6 3 (9.38%) MS Project
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (9.38%) PMP
6 3 (9.38%) PMI Certification
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Management

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Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (9.38%) MS Project
3 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP MDM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (3.13%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
1 7 (21.88%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Tester
3 3 (9.38%) QA Tester
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Data Migration Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Data Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) RESTful
1 2 (6.25%) OAuth
1 2 (6.25%) SAP PI
1 2 (6.25%) SAP ALE
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Smart Forms
1 2 (6.25%) BAPI
1 2 (6.25%) Web Dynpro
1 2 (6.25%) SOAP
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Telematics
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.13%) Handset
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Android
1 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
2 7 (21.88%) Business Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 6 (18.75%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) SOA
4 5 (15.63%) Data Management
5 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.38%) Change Control
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.25%) Data Architecture
7 2 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) SAPscript
2 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) ABAP
2 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (9.38%) PMP
2 3 (9.38%) PMI Certification
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) GAMP
2 1 (3.13%) GMP
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) SAP
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Ariba
3 2 (6.25%) CA
3 2 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Tableau