The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 6.49% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £406 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.75
QA Engineer
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
154 250 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 100.00% 95.06% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 138 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 6
Average hourly rate £39.50 £31.15 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% +107.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Brighton region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) REST
3 8 (66.67%) Jasmine
3 8 (66.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (66.67%) Node.js
3 8 (66.67%) jQuery
3 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 8 (66.67%) HTML5
3 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) Confluence
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Gradle
6 1 (8.33%) Jenkins

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) Jasmine
2 8 (66.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Ant
4 1 (8.33%) Gradle
4 1 (8.33%) Hudson
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) jMock
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) REST
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) HTML5
2 8 (66.67%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) Java EE
3 1 (8.33%) JMS
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) BDD
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) OOP
2 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (8.33%) Rally