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 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 24 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 20 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 7.52% 3.33% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.82% 40.00% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £331 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -31.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.02 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -12.50%
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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
34 15 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 12.78% 8.33% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 27
Average daily rate £381 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £300 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.02 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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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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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 October 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

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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 1 October 2014.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in Brighton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (42.86%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
4 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (25.00%) Web Development
5 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (21.43%) Data Management
6 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.29%) SAS
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.29%) Time Management
7 4 (14.29%) Predictive Analytics
7 4 (14.29%) Analytics
7 4 (14.29%) Time Series Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) Data Entry
7 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
8 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Change Management
9 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.57%) Finance
9 1 (3.57%) LAMP
9 1 (3.57%) E-Learning
9 1 (3.57%) Web Services
9 1 (3.57%) UNIX
9 1 (3.57%) Windows
9 1 (3.57%) Linux
9 1 (3.57%) .NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Analyst
2 14 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Data Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) QA Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) QA Tester
5 5 (17.86%) Tester
6 4 (14.29%) Business Data Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Head of Technology
8 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Risk Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Data Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) LAMP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.57%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (25.00%) Web Development
4 6 (21.43%) Data Management
4 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Time Management
5 4 (14.29%) Predictive Analytics
5 4 (14.29%) Analytics
5 4 (14.29%) Time Series Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Data Entry
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Change Management
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Modelling
7 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft