The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 25 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing QA 14 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 7.25% 3.66% 5.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.85% 30.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 13
Median daily rate £425 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Brighton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 26 23 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 13.47% 12.04% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 39
Median daily rate £433 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.88% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £19.10 £18.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Brighton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Brighton.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Brighton

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Brighton over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Brighton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Brighton

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Brighton region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (52.63%) Open Source
2 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Data Management
4 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
4 6 (31.58%) Coaching
4 6 (31.58%) Python
4 6 (31.58%) Mapinfo
4 6 (31.58%) GIS
4 6 (31.58%) ArcGIS
4 6 (31.58%) Data Acquisition
4 6 (31.58%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (26.32%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) Selenium
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
8 2 (10.53%) TestNG
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Web Development
8 2 (10.53%) JIRA
8 2 (10.53%) Maven
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) TDD
8 2 (10.53%) RAD
9 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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 6 (31.58%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Geospatial Data
1 6 (31.58%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) Base SAS
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (5.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) Maven
3 2 (10.53%) TestNG
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) QA Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) GIS Technician
2 6 (31.58%) QA Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Technician
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) QA Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) GIS Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) QA Test Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Senior GIS Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Open Source
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Coaching
3 6 (31.58%) Data Acquisition
3 6 (31.58%) Data Management
3 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) RAD
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
6 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Mapinfo
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Teradata