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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing QA 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.64% 3.11% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 54.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
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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 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 4.41% 5.70% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Average daily rate £413 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £150 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £380 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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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 6 March 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 6 March 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 (87.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Servlets
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) N-Tier
2 5 (62.50%) Spring
2 5 (62.50%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (37.50%) XPath
3 3 (37.50%) Subversion
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Jetty
3 3 (37.50%) JPA
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) XSLT
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) XQuery
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Publishing
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2

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Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (37.50%) Jetty
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Servlets
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) JPA
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) XSLT
2 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) N-Tier
1 5 (62.50%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) E-Learning
2 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Balanced Scorecard
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) XQuery
2 3 (37.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft