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 28 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 58 54
Rank change year-on-year +37 -4  
Contract jobs citing QA 40 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 8.10% 2.43% 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.01% 18.75% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 6
Median daily rate £398 £338 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.77% -8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £454 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 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 93 96 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 18.83% 12.96% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 67 40
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Sussex over the 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +17 20 £395 +25.39% 1
Worthing +16 6 £475 +35.71% 1
Gatwick +2 4 £350 -20.00%
Chichester - 1 £230 -
East Grinstead - 1 £425 -
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South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
1 22 (40.00%) Degree
2 20 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 19 (34.55%) ITIL
4 18 (32.73%) PMO
5 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (29.09%) PMI Certification
6 15 (27.27%) PMP
7 14 (25.45%) Migration
7 14 (25.45%) Test Management
8 13 (23.64%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (23.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (21.82%) SAP
10 11 (20.00%) ISEB
10 11 (20.00%) Project Planning
11 10 (18.18%) Critical Path Analysis
11 10 (18.18%) Change Control
12 9 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (16.36%) Data Migration
12 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 9 (16.36%) Asset Management
13 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
13 8 (14.55%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (14.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 7 (12.73%) Defect Management
14 7 (12.73%) Content Management
14 7 (12.73%) CRM
15 6 (10.91%) Documentum
15 6 (10.91%) ETL

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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 6 (10.91%) Documentum
2 5 (9.09%) Mule
2 5 (9.09%) Mule ESB
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.09%) GitHub
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
1 2 (3.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.82%) iBeacon
2 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) Big Data
3 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.82%) BODI
4 1 (1.82%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.82%) Redis
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Maven
1 4 (7.27%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) CircleCI
2 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) git-flow
2 1 (1.82%) Grunt
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 13 (23.64%) Test Manager
3 9 (16.36%) Senior Manager
3 9 (16.36%) Senior Project Manager
4 8 (14.55%) Developer
5 7 (12.73%) IT Manager
5 7 (12.73%) SAP Manager
6 6 (10.91%) Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) SAP Test Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 4 (7.27%) HR Manager
7 4 (7.27%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) MuleSoft Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Environment And Release Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Environment Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Payroll Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Release Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Senior IT Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Senior IT Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) XML
2 4 (7.27%) JMS
2 4 (7.27%) OAuth
2 4 (7.27%) REST
2 4 (7.27%) SAML
2 4 (7.27%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) Backbone.js
3 1 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.82%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 5 (9.09%) CMDB
4 3 (5.45%) CCTV
5 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.82%) PMI
6 1 (1.82%) SCADA
6 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Android
1 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
1 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
1 1 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 19 (34.55%) ITIL
3 14 (25.45%) Migration
3 14 (25.45%) Test Management
4 13 (23.64%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 10 (18.18%) Change Control
6 10 (18.18%) Critical Path Analysis
7 9 (16.36%) Asset Management
7 9 (16.36%) Data Migration
7 9 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Matrix Organization
8 8 (14.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Content Management
9 7 (12.73%) CRM
9 7 (12.73%) Defect Management
10 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
10 6 (10.91%) ETL
10 6 (10.91%) Project Management
10 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (3.64%) PHP
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) ABAP
3 1 (1.82%) C
3 1 (1.82%) Go
3 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (40.00%) Degree
2 16 (29.09%) PMI Certification
3 15 (27.27%) PMP
4 13 (23.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (20.00%) ISEB
6 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) PMO
2 5 (9.09%) SLA
3 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Grafana
1 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
1 1 (1.82%) Kibana
1 1 (1.82%) logstash
1 1 (1.82%) Marathon
1 1 (1.82%) Mesos
1 1 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) SAP
2 6 (10.91%) IBM
2 6 (10.91%) OpenText
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco
4 4 (7.27%) MuleSoft
5 3 (5.45%) Sybase
6 2 (3.64%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.82%) Cognos
7 1 (1.82%) Demandware
7 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.82%) Tableau
7 1 (1.82%) Zoho