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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 14 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 5.19% 9.16% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 61.54% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 3
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£410 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 0
Average hourly rate £18.68 £13.04 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
30 39 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 11.11% 14.89% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 9
Average daily rate £450 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 0
Average hourly rate £18.68 £13.04 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Data Management
5 4 (19.05%) Master Data Management
5 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
5 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (19.05%) Change Control
5 4 (19.05%) Data Quality
5 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 3 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (14.29%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 3 (14.29%) Benchmarking
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
1 2 (9.52%) IntelliJ
1 2 (9.52%) Maven
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) Firebug
1 2 (9.52%) TestNG
1 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
1 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) jMock
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Data Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Struts
2 1 (4.76%) JMS
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) Java EE
2 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
3 4 (19.05%) Change Control
3 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
3 4 (19.05%) Master Data Management
3 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Data Management
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Balanced Scorecard
4 3 (14.29%) CRM
4 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 3 (14.29%) Benchmarking
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Capita
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian