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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 16 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 6.75% 2.39% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.00% 38.10% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate £406 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.04% -4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +83.62%
QA
South East

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
25 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 10.55% 6.27% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 6
Average daily rate £370 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £204 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £468 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £11.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton +23 12 £450 +50.00% 4
Hove -3 1 £342 +6.87% 1
Lewes - 1 - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 13 (50.00%) Selenium
4 12 (46.15%) jQuery
4 12 (46.15%) HTML
4 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
6 9 (34.62%) REST
7 8 (30.77%) Node.js
7 8 (30.77%) HTML5
7 8 (30.77%) Jasmine
7 8 (30.77%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 7 (26.92%) Java
9 6 (23.08%) Finance
10 5 (19.23%) TDD
10 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
10 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
10 5 (19.23%) BDD
10 5 (19.23%) SDLC
11 4 (15.38%) QA Automation
11 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 4 (15.38%) OOP
12 3 (11.54%) CSS
12 3 (11.54%) Web Services
12 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
12 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 (30.77%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
2 2 (7.69%) concrete5
2 2 (7.69%) Drupal
2 2 (7.69%) ExpressionEngine
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Joomla!
2 2 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (7.69%) Umbraco
2 2 (7.69%) WordPress
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) 3ds Max
1 2 (7.69%) Acrobat
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (7.69%) GIMP
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) Jasmine
2 8 (30.77%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.69%) Ant
4 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) Grunt
4 2 (7.69%) Hudson
4 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (3.85%) Gradle
5 1 (3.85%) JIRA
5 1 (3.85%) JMeter
5 1 (3.85%) jMock
5 1 (3.85%) JUnit
5 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) QA Engineer
3 9 (34.62%) C# Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Developer in Test
4 8 (30.77%) QA Test Engineer
4 8 (30.77%) Test Engineer
5 6 (23.08%) Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (7.69%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Java Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) HTML
2 12 (46.15%) jQuery
3 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 9 (34.62%) REST
5 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (30.77%) HTML5
6 3 (11.54%) Ajax
6 3 (11.54%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) Web Services
7 2 (7.69%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (7.69%) CSS3
7 2 (7.69%) Flash
7 2 (7.69%) JSP
7 2 (7.69%) Laravel
7 2 (7.69%) Marmalade SDK
7 2 (7.69%) MooTools
7 2 (7.69%) PhoneGap
7 2 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) BDD
2 5 (19.23%) SDLC
2 5 (19.23%) TDD
3 4 (15.38%) OOP
3 4 (15.38%) QA Automation
3 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Android Development
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
5 2 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C#
2 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
5 2 (7.69%) ActionScript
5 2 (7.69%) Apple Swift
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) Objective-C
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 2 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe
1 2 (7.69%) Sitecore
1 2 (7.69%) Zend
2 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.85%) IFS
2 1 (3.85%) Rally