Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 47 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 0
Contract jobs citing QA 27 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 4.08% 1.70% 3.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.68% 13.64% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 18
East Sussex median daily rate £325 £342 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.97% -1.37% -16.70%
10th Percentile £278 £324 £238
90th Percentile £590 £448 £529
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.25 £33.65 £24.17
% change year-on-year -1.20% +39.23% +5.09%

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 88 66 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 13.29% 12.50% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 43
East Sussex median daily rate £330 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +21.26% -16.55%
10th Percentile £251 £283 £202
90th Percentile £600 £568 £568
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
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 £18.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.00% +42.86% -18.79%

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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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +7 24 £325 -4.97% 14
Hove +3 3 £475 +38.89% 2
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Selenium
4 9 (33.33%) JIRA
5 8 (29.63%) Python
5 8 (29.63%) Hadoop
5 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (25.93%) Algorithms
6 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
8 5 (18.52%) Fintech
8 5 (18.52%) Data Structures
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
8 5 (18.52%) MySQL
8 5 (18.52%) Windows
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) OOP
8 5 (18.52%) OO
8 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
8 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Analytics
9 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Data Ingestion
10 3 (11.11%) GDPR
10 3 (11.11%) Mentoring

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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 3 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) Hadoop
2 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 5 (18.52%) MySQL
4 3 (11.11%) Big Data
5 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (7.41%) HBase
5 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 2 (7.41%) Sqoop
6 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
6 1 (3.70%) DB2
6 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.70%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Selenium
2 9 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Test Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) QA Analyst
4 9 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) QA Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Junior
6 4 (14.81%) QA Automation Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Junior QA Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (7.41%) Compliance Specialist
8 2 (7.41%) Data Scientist
8 2 (7.41%) IT Governance Specialist
8 2 (7.41%) IT Security Specialist
8 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Security Specialist
8 2 (7.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) Kafka
2 2 (7.41%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) Algorithms
3 5 (18.52%) Data Structures
3 5 (18.52%) Fintech
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
5 5 (18.52%) OO
5 5 (18.52%) OOP
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Analytics
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Data Ingestion
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Coaching
8 2 (7.41%) Dashboard Development
8 2 (7.41%) Linear Regression
8 2 (7.41%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
3 2 (7.41%) R
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) PhD
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) GDPR
2 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.70%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.70%) HDFS
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Oozie
1 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.41%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (3.70%) EMC
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau
3 1 (3.70%) VMware