Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 24 November 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 > West Sussex
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 33 55
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 68 60 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 6.48% 4.74% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.42% 38.46% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 28
West Sussex median daily rate £395 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +3.45% +25.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £313
90th Percentile £589 £476 £546
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.65 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.61% +11.11% +62.51%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 177 156 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 16.87% 12.31% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 91 105
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £216 £225 £263
90th Percentile £512 £538 £537
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £387
% change year-on-year - +3.36% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% +185.71% -45.69%
10th Percentile £13.45 £33.00 £11.58
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £37.15
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.19% +26.76%

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in West Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in West Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Sussex over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in West Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in West Sussex

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Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +16 27 £350 -17.65%
Worthing -18 14 £575 +43.75% 1
Gatwick +13 13 £470 +25.33%
East Grinstead +6 3 £425 +13.33%
Chichester - 2 £303 -
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South East

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

1 24 (35.29%) PRINCE2
2 22 (32.35%) PMI Certification
2 22 (32.35%) Management Information System
3 21 (30.88%) Degree
4 20 (29.41%) PMP
4 20 (29.41%) ITIL
5 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 15 (22.06%) Test Automation
6 15 (22.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (20.59%) Matrix Organization
7 14 (20.59%) PMO
8 13 (19.12%) Java
8 13 (19.12%) Finance
8 13 (19.12%) Scrum
8 13 (19.12%) Selenium
9 12 (17.65%) Test Management
9 12 (17.65%) Defect Management
9 12 (17.65%) ISTQB
9 12 (17.65%) ISEB
10 11 (16.18%) Asset Management
10 11 (16.18%) Performance Testing
11 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
11 9 (13.24%) JIRA
11 9 (13.24%) Groovy
11 9 (13.24%) SoapUI
11 9 (13.24%) API Testing
11 9 (13.24%) Migration
11 9 (13.24%) Web Services
11 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Project

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 5 (7.35%) Confluence
2 4 (5.88%) Documentum
3 1 (1.47%) Drupal
3 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.47%) SAS
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Firewall
2 4 (5.88%) IPv4
2 4 (5.88%) IPv6
3 3 (4.41%) LAN
4 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.94%) Big Data
4 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.47%) BODI
5 1 (1.47%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Selenium
2 9 (13.24%) JIRA
2 9 (13.24%) SoapUI
3 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.88%) Gatling
6 2 (2.94%) Burp Suite
6 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.94%) JMeter
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.47%) Appium
7 1 (1.47%) Calabash
7 1 (1.47%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.47%) git-flow
7 1 (1.47%) Grunt
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Billing
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Project Manager
2 14 (20.59%) Test Manager
3 11 (16.18%) IT Manager
3 11 (16.18%) Senior Manager
3 11 (16.18%) Senior Project Manager
4 9 (13.24%) IT Project Manager
5 7 (10.29%) Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Senior IT Manager
5 7 (10.29%) Senior IT Project Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Tester
8 4 (5.88%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Test Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Web Services
2 6 (8.82%) Gherkin
2 6 (8.82%) RESTful
3 3 (4.41%) MCollective
4 2 (2.94%) EDI
4 2 (2.94%) Spring
5 1 (1.47%) .NET
5 1 (1.47%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.47%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.35%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.41%) CMDB
4 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.94%) CCTV
5 2 (2.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) CentOS
2 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) Android
4 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) PRINCE2
2 20 (29.41%) ITIL
3 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 15 (22.06%) Test Automation
5 14 (20.59%) Matrix Organization
6 13 (19.12%) Scrum
7 12 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 12 (17.65%) Test Management
8 11 (16.18%) Asset Management
8 11 (16.18%) Performance Testing
9 9 (13.24%) API Testing
9 9 (13.24%) ETL
9 9 (13.24%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (13.24%) Migration
9 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
10 8 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) Java
2 9 (13.24%) Groovy
3 8 (11.76%) Scala
4 5 (7.35%) SQL
5 3 (4.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.94%) ABAP
6 2 (2.94%) C
6 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) Go
7 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) PMI Certification
2 21 (30.88%) Degree
3 20 (29.41%) PMP
4 15 (22.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (17.65%) ISEB
5 12 (17.65%) ISTQB
6 7 (10.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.59%) PMO
2 3 (4.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.94%) GDPR
3 2 (2.94%) WAI
3 2 (2.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Ansible
1 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) Grafana
2 1 (1.47%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.47%) Kibana
2 1 (1.47%) logstash
2 1 (1.47%) Marathon
2 1 (1.47%) Mesos
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco
3 4 (5.88%) IBM
3 4 (5.88%) OpenText
3 4 (5.88%) SAP
4 3 (4.41%) Sybase
5 2 (2.94%) Tableau
6 1 (1.47%) Capita
6 1 (1.47%) Cognos
6 1 (1.47%) Demandware
6 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.47%) Zoho