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 28 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 7 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 2.22% 3.24% 4.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.50% 42.86% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £150 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £440 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +39.13%
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
40 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 12.66% 7.55% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 14
Average daily rate £430 £330 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £635 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%

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
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 28 April 2015. 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
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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 -9 5 £403 +22.90% 1
Hove 0 1 £320 -1.53%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 8 (53.33%) Project Management
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) Spring
3 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (33.33%) Servlets
3 5 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 5 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Jetty
4 4 (26.67%) Data Quality
4 4 (26.67%) Master Data Management
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Data Management
5 3 (20.00%) XQuery
5 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) XSLT
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Subversion
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 4 (26.67%) Jetty
2 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Solr
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) SAS
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) jMock
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Data Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Spring
2 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 5 (33.33%) Servlets
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) XSLT
3 3 (20.00%) JPA
4 2 (13.33%) Spring MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Struts
5 1 (6.67%) JMS
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (6.67%) Java EE
5 1 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 5 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
4 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) OO
2 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Data Management
3 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Master Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Data Governance
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) Time Series Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) XQuery
2 3 (20.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Capita
2 2 (13.33%) Atlassian