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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 3.09% 3.48% 0.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 63.64% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.99 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
10 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 3.86% 5.47% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate £375 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.99 £13.87 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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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 28 January 2015.

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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Web Development
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Time Management
3 5 (22.73%) Spring
3 5 (22.73%) Servlets
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
3 5 (22.73%) N-Tier
3 5 (22.73%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (18.18%) Data Entry
4 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
5 3 (13.64%) Subversion
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Jetty
5 3 (13.64%) XPath
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
5 3 (13.64%) XML
5 3 (13.64%) XSLT

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Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) Jetty
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) SAS
3 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Subversion
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (9.09%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Data Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Tester
5 4 (18.18%) QA Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Head of Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Spring
1 5 (22.73%) Servlets
2 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
2 3 (13.64%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) XSLT
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) JPA
3 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) N-Tier
1 5 (22.73%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.55%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) Web Development
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Time Management
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
4 4 (18.18%) Data Entry
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Time Series Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C#
1 6 (27.27%) Java
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) XPath
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft