The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sussex 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 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)
South East / Sussex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sussex 9.52% 3.85% 6.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 20.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +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 Sussex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sussex 9.52% 19.23% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £435
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 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sussex 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 Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 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 Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (100.00%) PMO
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Critical Path Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PMP
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Sussex 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Services Manager
1 1 (50.00%) PMO Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PMO Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Support
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Support Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior IT Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Service Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Critical Path Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PMP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP