The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / East Sussex
Rank 30 25 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 3 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 1.52% 4.71% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 44.44% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £213 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £473 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.33% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +16.17%

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 East Sussex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 6.57% 10.59% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 21
Median daily rate £475 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £285 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Sussex region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

QA
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the East Sussex region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the East Sussex region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

QA
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton -3 3 £213 -48.48% 3
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (61.54%) Java
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 6 (46.15%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Spring
4 4 (30.77%) Ajax
4 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) ISEB
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (23.08%) Hudson
5 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Gradle
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) jMock
5 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Groovy
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories

QA
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Confluence
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Jetty
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Base SAS
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 6 (46.15%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 3 (23.08%) Ant
5 3 (23.08%) Gradle
5 3 (23.08%) Hudson
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) JMeter
5 3 (23.08%) jMock
5 3 (23.08%) JUnit
5 3 (23.08%) Maven
5 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.69%) Appium
6 1 (7.69%) Calabash
6 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Junior
5 2 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Junior QA Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Junior Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) SAS Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Ajax
1 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
1 4 (30.77%) Spring
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) Java EE
2 3 (23.08%) JMS
2 3 (23.08%) REST
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.69%) JPA
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) Servlets
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (7.69%) XHTML
4 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Games
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) BDD
2 3 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Domain-Driven Design
2 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
2 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 3 (23.08%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Groovy
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) XPath
4 1 (7.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
1 3 (23.08%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Teradata