Period
to 21 July 2018

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 6 months to 21 July 2018 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sussex 3.03% 12.50% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 54.55% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Sussex median daily rate - £450 -
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £39.75 £21.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year +87.06% +4.94% -49.38%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sussex 12.12% 22.92% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Sussex median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £395
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.00% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year +23.68% +18.01% -13.81%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Sussex

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sussex.

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 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) PLM
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Proactive Monitoring

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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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) PLM
1 1 (100.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (100.00%) Proactive Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Governance