The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 3.33% 2.36% 4.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.06% 17.86% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Average daily rate £431 £403 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £356 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £430 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
QA
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 7.08% 13.21% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 11
Average daily rate £400 £430 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £369 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.33 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (61.11%) C#
3 11 (61.11%) HTML
3 11 (61.11%) .NET
3 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 11 (61.11%) jQuery
3 11 (61.11%) REST
4 10 (55.56%) Jasmine
4 10 (55.56%) HTML5
4 10 (55.56%) Node.js
4 10 (55.56%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 3 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Hudson
7 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.11%) Web Services
7 2 (11.11%) Ant
7 2 (11.11%) IIS
7 2 (11.11%) Maven

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (55.56%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) Jasmine
2 10 (55.56%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.11%) Ant
4 2 (11.11%) Hudson
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) Gradle
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) jMock
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
1 12 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 11 (61.11%) Test Engineer
3 10 (55.56%) C# Developer
3 10 (55.56%) Developer in Test
3 10 (55.56%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Java Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Support
6 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
1 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
1 11 (61.11%) jQuery
1 11 (61.11%) REST
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
2 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (55.56%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.56%) Java EE
4 1 (5.56%) JMS
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) e-Learning
1 1 (5.56%) Learning Management System
1 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) BDD
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Code Coverage
4 1 (5.56%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Content Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) OOP
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (61.11%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Groovy
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Rally
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