The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 5 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.76% 5.09% 4.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.78% 35.90% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 5
Median daily rate - £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £18.68 £13.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
18 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 9.94% 14.18% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 15
Median daily rate £425 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £557 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.36 £19.91 £13.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +52.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Brighton region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 25 July 2016, 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 Brighton region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) jQuery
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (50.00%) REST
3 5 (41.67%) HTML5
3 5 (41.67%) Node.js
3 5 (41.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (41.67%) Jasmine
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Maven
6 2 (16.67%) Ajax
6 2 (16.67%) Ant
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) Hudson
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 1 (8.33%) Puppet

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Jasmine
2 5 (41.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (16.67%) Ant
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Hudson
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Gradle
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) jMock
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Developer in Test
3 5 (41.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) jQuery
1 6 (50.00%) REST
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (41.67%) HTML5
2 5 (41.67%) Node.js
3 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Java EE
4 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (8.33%) LINQ
4 1 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (8.33%) Learning Management System
1 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Code Coverage
4 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Groovy
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Rally