Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 22 November 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)
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 17 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 3.07% 4.18% 3.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.97% 36.07% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 14
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £347 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% -15.68% +17.50%
10th Percentile £330 £238 £313
90th Percentile £480 £529 £438
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
East Sussex median hourly rate - - £18.68
South East median hourly rate £33.65 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.61% +11.11% +62.51%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 74 61 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 13.36% 11.60% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 87
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £363 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.16% -13.63% +20.00%
10th Percentile £288 £202 £315
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £387
% change year-on-year - +3.36% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
East Sussex median hourly rate £42.50 £21.36 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.02% +14.32% +43.25%
10th Percentile £41.25 £16.74 £10.05
90th Percentile £43.75 £22.50 £23.61
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.41% +26.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for QA in East Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in East Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in East Sussex over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in East Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in East Sussex

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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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton +6 10 £375 +25.00% 4
Hove -3 3 £342 -49.33%
Hastings - 1 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
5 4 (23.53%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) ERP
6 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) RAD
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
6 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 3 (17.65%) JD Edwards
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 3 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (17.65%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) QA Automation
7 2 (11.76%) SDET
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Smart Home
7 2 (11.76%) TDD

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Co-occurring 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 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.88%) NetSuite
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) QA Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) ERP Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 4 (23.53%) ERP
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Open Source
5 3 (17.65%) QA Automation
5 3 (17.65%) RAD
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.76%) SDET
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) JD Edwards
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle