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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 6 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.84% 4.47% 5.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 53.33% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 6
Average daily rate
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£403 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.90% +9.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +8.69%
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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
22 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 10.43% 8.38% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 13
Average daily rate £430 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £675 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Spring
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) Servlets
3 5 (38.46%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
3 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
3 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (30.77%) Data Quality
4 4 (30.77%) Master Data Management
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Data Management
4 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 4 (30.77%) Jetty
5 3 (23.08%) XPath
5 3 (23.08%) JPA
5 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Web Development
5 3 (23.08%) Subversion
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) XQuery
5 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
5 3 (23.08%) XML

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Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (30.77%) Jetty
2 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Solr
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.69%) SAS
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) jMock
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (15.38%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Data Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
2 5 (38.46%) Servlets
3 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 3 (23.08%) JPA
4 3 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) XSLT
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Java EE
5 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (7.69%) Struts
5 1 (7.69%) JMS
5 1 (7.69%) JAX-RS
5 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
1 5 (38.46%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
4 1 (7.69%) E-Learning
4 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
2 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
3 4 (30.77%) Master Data Management
3 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Governance
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Business Development
6 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (7.69%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) XPath
2 3 (23.08%) XQuery
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Capita
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
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