Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 26 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 4.63% 4.06% 5.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.95% 29.11% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 19
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +2.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £180 £315
90th Percentile £575 £490 £555
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.25 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +90.00% -13.58% -11.96%

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 84 79 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 14.97% 13.96% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 56
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £425 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +19.21% -17.09%
10th Percentile £293 £250 £251
90th Percentile £585 £500 £531
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
East Sussex median hourly rate - £42.50 £21.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +99.02% +14.32%
South East median hourly rate £22.20 £20.81 £21.33
% change year-on-year +6.64% -2.43% -1.02%

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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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -1 20 £320 -10.74% 11
Hove +7 6 £513 +49.85% 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Selenium
4 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (30.77%) JIRA
5 8 (30.77%) Hadoop
5 8 (30.77%) Python
5 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
6 7 (26.92%) Scrum
6 7 (26.92%) Algorithms
7 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
7 6 (23.08%) Finance
7 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 5 (19.23%) MySQL
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) OOP
8 5 (19.23%) OO
8 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (19.23%) Multithreading
8 5 (19.23%) Data Structures
9 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (11.54%) SQL
10 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (11.54%) Degree
10 3 (11.54%) Big Data

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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 2 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Hadoop
2 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 5 (19.23%) MySQL
4 3 (11.54%) Big Data
5 2 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (7.69%) HBase
5 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (7.69%) Sqoop
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.85%) DB2
6 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.85%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 10 (38.46%) QA Analyst
4 9 (34.62%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Junior
5 4 (15.38%) QA Automation Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) QA Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Junior QA Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Data Scientist
7 2 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) Kafka
1 2 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (26.92%) Algorithms
3 5 (19.23%) Data Structures
4 3 (11.54%) Fintech
4 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
5 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Multithreading
6 5 (19.23%) OO
6 5 (19.23%) OOP
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Analytics
8 3 (11.54%) Data Ingestion
8 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (11.54%) QA Automation
8 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.69%) Convolutional Neural Network
9 2 (7.69%) Linear Regression
9 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
3 2 (7.69%) R
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) PhD
3 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.69%) PMP
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.85%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.85%) HDFS
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oozie
1 1 (3.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.69%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (3.85%) EMC
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.85%) Tableau
3 1 (3.85%) VMware