The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 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 28 March 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 / Gatwick
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 13 -
Rank change year-on-year -10 -  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 2.20% 6.67% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 37.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £335 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 Gatwick with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Gatwick
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 7 8 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 7.69% 17.78% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
Median daily rate £293 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +80.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gatwick 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 Gatwick

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Gatwick region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (83.33%) PRINCE2
1 5 (83.33%) PMO
2 4 (66.67%) PMP
2 4 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) iBeacon
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (16.67%) CCTV
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Gatwick 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) iBeacon
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Implementation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) CCTV
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) PMI Certification
1 4 (66.67%) PMP
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco