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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / East Sussex
Rank 30 33 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing QA 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 2.38% 2.41% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.25% 31.82% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £213 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £495 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 East Sussex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 22 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 7.62% 7.56% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 22
Median daily rate £500 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.51% -8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £287 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton 0 5 £213 -50.72% 2
QA
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) NHS
5 2 (16.67%) Mapinfo
5 2 (16.67%) GIS
5 2 (16.67%) ArcGIS
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Ajax
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
5 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) Data Acquisition
5 2 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (8.33%) User Experience
6 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (8.33%) Confluence
6 1 (8.33%) Appium

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Top Related 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 (16.67%) ArcGIS
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (16.67%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) Base SAS
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) Ant
5 1 (8.33%) Appium
5 1 (8.33%) Calabash
5 1 (8.33%) Gradle
5 1 (8.33%) Hudson
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) JMeter
5 1 (8.33%) jMock
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) Maven
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) GIS Technician
4 2 (16.67%) Junior
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Junior QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Technician
5 1 (8.33%) GIS Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior GIS Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) Java EE
3 1 (8.33%) JMS
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (8.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Games
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) Coaching
1 2 (16.67%) Data Acquisition
1 2 (16.67%) Data Management
1 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
1 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) TDD
2 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Groovy
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Mapinfo
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Teradata
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