The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Brighton region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 13 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 5.60% 3.24% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 46.15% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.04 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
26 13 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 11.21% 7.03% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 12
Average daily rate £350 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £300 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £476 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.04 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
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East Sussex

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 31 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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

QA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in Brighton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (38.10%) C#
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (23.81%) Data Management
3 4 (19.05%) Web Development
3 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) HTTP
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 3 (14.29%) Selenium
4 3 (14.29%) E-Learning
4 3 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) SAS
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Data Entry
5 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (9.52%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) TeamCity

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Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Business Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Data Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) E-Learning
2 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Data Management
2 4 (19.05%) Web Development
2 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Data Entry
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) MVC
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
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