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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing QA 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 7.14% 5.41% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 9 14 0
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 16.07% 18.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 0
Median daily rate £250 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.86% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Gatwick over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3 (50.00%) PMO
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Ext JS
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 1 (16.67%) Redis
3 1 (16.67%) GitHub
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (16.67%) Transition Management
3 1 (16.67%) Go
3 1 (16.67%) Grunt
3 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (16.67%) logstash
3 1 (16.67%) Kibana
3 1 (16.67%) iBeacon
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) InfluxDB
1 1 (16.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) CircleCI
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) git-flow
1 1 (16.67%) Grunt
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Environment And Release Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (16.67%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) CCTV
1 1 (16.67%) CMDB
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Go
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Grafana
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 1 (16.67%) Kibana
1 1 (16.67%) logstash
1 1 (16.67%) Marathon
1 1 (16.67%) Mesos
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP