The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 81 32
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -49
Permanent jobs citing QA 72 27 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 7.56% 2.38% 8.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.92% 25.96% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 66 27 57
Average salary £48,750 £32,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
QA
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Brighton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
106 104 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 11.12% 9.18% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 98 98 74
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £31,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Brighton region.

QA Salary Trend in Brighton

QA
Salary Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Brighton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (41.18%) Java
3 34 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 33 (32.35%) TDD
5 32 (31.37%) SQL
5 32 (31.37%) SQL Server
5 32 (31.37%) Web Services
6 31 (30.39%) ETL
7 30 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (29.41%) Data Transformation
7 30 (29.41%) Data Integration
8 29 (28.43%) Manual Testing
8 29 (28.43%) HP Quality Center
8 29 (28.43%) HP
8 29 (28.43%) Automated Testing
9 27 (26.47%) .NET
10 26 (25.49%) T-SQL
10 26 (25.49%) C#
11 25 (24.51%) Compatibility Testing
12 24 (23.53%) Big Data
13 21 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (20.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
14 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (19.61%) Regression Testing
15 19 (18.63%) Finance
15 19 (18.63%) Oracle
15 19 (18.63%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (18.63%) Integration Testing
15 19 (18.63%) SQL CLR

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.92%) CMS
2 4 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (1.96%) IIS
3 2 (1.96%) Jetty
4 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) Mingle
3 1 (0.98%) MS Project
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) SMTP
1 3 (2.94%) HTTP
1 3 (2.94%) VPN
1 3 (2.94%) DNS
1 3 (2.94%) Internet
1 3 (2.94%) OSPF
1 3 (2.94%) BGP
1 3 (2.94%) VLAN
1 3 (2.94%) IMAP
2 2 (1.96%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 32 (31.37%) SQL Server
3 30 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (23.53%) Big Data
5 21 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (20.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (18.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (18.63%) SQL CLR
8 5 (4.90%) MySQL
8 5 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
9 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.96%) DB2
11 1 (0.98%) OLAP
11 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) JUnit
1 9 (8.82%) Maven
1 9 (8.82%) Selenium
1 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.86%) JIRA
2 7 (6.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.88%) jMock
4 5 (4.90%) Hudson
4 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.90%) Gradle
4 5 (4.90%) Ant
5 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.94%) Subversion
6 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.96%) JMeter
7 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.96%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 19 (18.63%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (38.24%) QA Engineer
2 33 (32.35%) Developer
3 24 (23.53%) SQL Developer
4 19 (18.63%) SQL Server Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Junior Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Database Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Junior
6 9 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.84%) Quality Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Senior Database Developer
8 7 (6.86%) Junior SQL Server Developer
9 6 (5.88%) SQL Database Developer
9 6 (5.88%) Tester
10 5 (4.90%) Administrator
10 5 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.90%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.90%) Head of Testing
11 4 (3.92%) Senior SQL Developer
11 4 (3.92%) Junior Database Developer
11 4 (3.92%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.37%) Web Services
2 27 (26.47%) .NET
3 10 (9.80%) Hibernate
3 10 (9.80%) Spring
4 8 (7.84%) REST
5 7 (6.86%) JMS
5 7 (6.86%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (5.88%) Ajax
6 6 (5.88%) XML
6 6 (5.88%) Java EE
7 5 (4.90%) SOAP
8 4 (3.92%) RESTful
8 4 (3.92%) HTML
9 3 (2.94%) XSLT
9 3 (2.94%) J2EE
9 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.96%) MSMQ
10 2 (1.96%) HTML5
10 2 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.41%) Data Integration
2 7 (6.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.90%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.94%) Learning Management System
5 3 (2.94%) Social Media
5 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.98%) PMI
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
2 3 (2.94%) Windows
3 2 (1.96%) Android
3 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.35%) TDD
3 31 (30.39%) ETL
4 30 (29.41%) Data Transformation
5 29 (28.43%) Manual Testing
5 29 (28.43%) Automated Testing
6 25 (24.51%) Compatibility Testing
7 20 (19.61%) Regression Testing
8 19 (18.63%) Integration Testing
8 19 (18.63%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (18.63%) Database Theory
9 18 (17.65%) Relational Database Theory
10 17 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
10 17 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 17 (16.67%) Unit Testing
11 13 (12.75%) SDLC
12 12 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (9.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.18%) Java
2 32 (31.37%) SQL
3 26 (25.49%) T-SQL
3 26 (25.49%) C#
4 6 (5.88%) Python
4 6 (5.88%) Ruby
4 6 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (1.96%) F#
5 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.96%) COBOL
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) XQuery
6 1 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Xen
1 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.94%) KVM
2 2 (1.96%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 29 (28.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.96%) Puppet
2 2 (1.96%) Icinga
2 2 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (28.43%) HP
2 19 (18.63%) Oracle
3 7 (6.86%) Pega
4 6 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.94%) Juniper
5 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft
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