Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 35 33
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 16 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 3.21% 4.55% 4.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 44.90% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 14
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £319 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -13.56% +5.36%
10th Percentile £283 £173 £325
90th Percentile £510 £520 £630
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £21.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +152.87% -32.03% -41.82%

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 68 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 13.63% 10.12% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 48
East Sussex median daily rate £420 £450 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +22.87% -14.33%
10th Percentile £288 £180 £260
90th Percentile £565 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
East Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 - £19.10
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £18.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +27.03% -5.73% -6.55%

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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 19 June 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 19 June 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
Hove +7 7 £450 -
Brighton -12 7 £300 -5.88% 5
Lewes - 1 - -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Selenium
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Games
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) MySQL
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) GitHub
4 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Source Code Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
5 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing

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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 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) LAMP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) Django
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) LESS
2 1 (6.25%) React
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Sass
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
1 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Source Code Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PHP
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
3 2 (12.50%) PMP
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft