The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Crawley with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Sussex / Crawley
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 16 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs citing QA 8 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Crawley 6.02% 9.05% 2.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.59% 54.05% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 3
Median daily rate £450 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -19.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year - +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £19.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year +41.64% -43.52%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Crawley with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Crawley
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 29 37 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Crawley 21.80% 16.74% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 10
Median daily rate £445 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £296 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Crawley

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Crawley citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Crawley

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Crawley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Crawley.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Crawley

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Crawley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Crawley.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Crawley

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 Crawley region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
1 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 6 (54.55%) PMP
1 6 (54.55%) PMI Certification
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) Critical Path Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Change Control
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 5 (45.45%) PMO
3 4 (36.36%) Resource Management
3 4 (36.36%) Supplier Management
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) OpenText
4 2 (18.18%) Maximo
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) Documentum
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Content Management
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (18.18%) WorldPay
5 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Centre

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Crawley 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 2 (18.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) MPLS
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) IT Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Programme Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
4 1 (9.09%) HR Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Payroll Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
4 1 (9.09%) QA Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
2 5 (45.45%) Change Control
2 5 (45.45%) Critical Path Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Resource Management
3 4 (36.36%) Supplier Management
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Content Management
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Biometrics
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) CAD
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
1 6 (54.55%) PMI Certification
1 6 (54.55%) PMP
1 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) PMO
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
1 2 (18.18%) OpenText
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
1 2 (18.18%) WorldPay
2 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 1 (9.09%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) MobileIron
2 1 (9.09%) Tumbleweed