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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / West Sussex
Rank 44 28 41
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13  
Contract jobs citing QA 15 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.95% 5.84% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.19% 44.74% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 7
Median daily rate £398 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £316 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £459 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

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

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 62 76 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 12.18% 13.06% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 55 35
Median daily rate £436 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.34% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £472 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £33.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley 0 5 - - 3
Gatwick -10 2 £335 -7.58% 2
East Grinstead -7 1 £409 +7.63%
QA
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (36.59%) PRINCE2
2 14 (34.15%) PMI Certification
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) User Stories
3 12 (29.27%) PMO
3 12 (29.27%) Selenium
3 12 (29.27%) PMP
4 11 (26.83%) Degree
4 11 (26.83%) Scrum
5 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Scala
6 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 9 (21.95%) Matrix Organization
6 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
6 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
7 8 (19.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (19.51%) ITIL
8 7 (17.07%) MS Project
8 7 (17.07%) Java
8 7 (17.07%) Finance
8 7 (17.07%) Project Planning
8 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
8 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
8 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
9 6 (14.63%) Test Strategy
9 6 (14.63%) WebDriver
9 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Defect Tracking

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Top Related 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 (12.20%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) Documentum
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Project
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) MPLS
1 2 (4.88%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) iBeacon
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.63%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.20%) JIRA
4 5 (12.20%) JUnit
4 5 (12.20%) RSpec
5 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.44%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.44%) Gatling
6 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.44%) JMeter
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Project Manager
2 10 (24.39%) IT Manager
3 8 (19.51%) Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) IT Project Manager
4 7 (17.07%) Senior Manager
4 7 (17.07%) Senior Project Manager
5 6 (14.63%) QA Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Test Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Quality Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Senior IT Manager
6 5 (12.20%) Senior IT Project Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (7.32%) QA Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) JSON
2 4 (9.76%) Gherkin
2 4 (9.76%) RESTful
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) Spring
4 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.32%) CCTV
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.88%) PMI
4 2 (4.88%) SCADA
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) VMS
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) PRINCE2
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) User Stories
3 11 (26.83%) Scrum
4 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
5 9 (21.95%) Matrix Organization
5 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 8 (19.51%) ITIL
7 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Project Planning
7 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
8 6 (14.63%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (14.63%) TDD
8 6 (14.63%) Test Strategy
8 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (12.20%) Defect Management
9 5 (12.20%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Scala
2 7 (17.07%) Java
3 4 (9.76%) Groovy
4 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) ABAP
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) PMI Certification
2 12 (29.27%) PMP
3 11 (26.83%) Degree
4 8 (19.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (12.20%) ISEB
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) PMO
2 6 (14.63%) WCAG
3 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.44%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
3 2 (4.88%) F5
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
3 2 (4.88%) MobileIron
3 2 (4.88%) OpenText
3 2 (4.88%) Tableau
3 2 (4.88%) Tumbleweed
3 2 (4.88%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
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