Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Sussex > Brighton
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 27 42
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 136 116 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brighton 7.74% 7.66% 6.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.58% 52.49% 65.38%
Number of salaries quoted 128 105 53
Brighton median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £50,000
East Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -9.09% +10.00%

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

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Brighton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 190 221 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brighton 10.81% 14.59% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 170 197 108
Brighton median annual salary £50,000 £44,483 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.40% -1.15% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £67,875
East Sussex median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Brighton

QA
Salary Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Brighton.

Salary trend for QA in Brighton

QA
Salary Histogram in Brighton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Brighton over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Brighton

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Brighton region with a requirement for QA.

1 88 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (63.97%) Test Automation
3 83 (61.03%) SQL
4 75 (55.15%) Computer Science
5 67 (49.26%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (40.44%) .NET
7 54 (39.71%) SDLC
8 53 (38.97%) TDD
9 50 (36.76%) C#
10 48 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (33.09%) Java
12 43 (31.62%) JavaScript
13 40 (29.41%) Git (software)
14 38 (27.94%) SOA
14 38 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (26.47%) Visual Studio
16 35 (25.74%) ASP.NET
16 35 (25.74%) XSLT
16 35 (25.74%) OO
16 35 (25.74%) OOD
16 35 (25.74%) Integration Testing
16 35 (25.74%) WCF
16 35 (25.74%) Pair Programming
16 35 (25.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 35 (25.74%) SOLID
16 35 (25.74%) Continuous Deployment
16 35 (25.74%) Customer Requirements
17 34 (25.00%) Process Improvement
17 34 (25.00%) Selenium
18 33 (24.26%) Degree

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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 12 (8.82%) Confluence
2 8 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.47%) Apache
3 2 (1.47%) JBoss
3 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 30 (22.06%) SaaS
2 8 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.62%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.94%) MySQL
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 36 (26.47%) Visual Studio
3 34 (25.00%) Selenium
4 22 (16.18%) Cucumber
4 22 (16.18%) Jenkins
5 21 (15.44%) WebDriver
6 18 (13.24%) JIRA
7 12 (8.82%) SpecFlow
8 11 (8.09%) NUnit
9 8 (5.88%) Bower
9 8 (5.88%) Grunt
10 6 (4.41%) JMeter
11 5 (3.68%) JUnit
11 5 (3.68%) TestNG
12 4 (2.94%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.21%) Capybara
13 3 (2.21%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.21%) WATIR
14 2 (1.47%) Bugzilla
14 2 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (23.53%) Front Office
2 30 (22.06%) German Language
3 6 (4.41%) Finance
4 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Advertising
5 1 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (35.29%) Developer
2 35 (25.74%) .NET Developer
3 34 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 34 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 34 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 34 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 31 (22.79%) Analyst
5 24 (17.65%) Architect
5 24 (17.65%) QA Engineer
5 24 (17.65%) Test Engineer
6 23 (16.91%) QA Test Engineer
7 19 (13.97%) Agile .NET Developer
7 19 (13.97%) Agile C# Developer
7 19 (13.97%) Agile Developer
8 16 (11.76%) QA Analyst
8 16 (11.76%) SaaS Architect
8 16 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (11.03%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (11.03%) Senior Developer
9 15 (11.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (40.44%) .NET
2 35 (25.74%) ASP.NET
2 35 (25.74%) ASP.NET Web API
2 35 (25.74%) WCF
2 35 (25.74%) XSLT
3 30 (22.06%) REST
3 30 (22.06%) SOAP
4 20 (14.71%) Web Services
5 16 (11.76%) RESTful
6 11 (8.09%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.88%) HTML
7 8 (5.88%) LESS
7 8 (5.88%) Lucene
7 8 (5.88%) Sass
7 8 (5.88%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 6 (4.41%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.47%) J2EE
10 1 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 75 (55.15%) Computer Science
2 67 (49.26%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (22.06%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.21%) User Experience
5 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.35%) Windows
2 2 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (63.97%) Test Automation
3 54 (39.71%) SDLC
4 53 (38.97%) TDD
5 48 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (27.94%) SOA
7 35 (25.74%) Continuous Deployment
7 35 (25.74%) Customer Requirements
7 35 (25.74%) Integration Testing
7 35 (25.74%) OO
7 35 (25.74%) OOD
7 35 (25.74%) Pair Programming
7 35 (25.74%) SOLID
8 34 (25.00%) Process Improvement
9 31 (22.79%) BDD
10 30 (22.06%) Business Process Analysis
10 30 (22.06%) Presales
10 30 (22.06%) Use Case
11 20 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (61.03%) SQL
2 50 (36.76%) C#
3 45 (33.09%) Java
4 43 (31.62%) JavaScript
5 18 (13.24%) Python
6 12 (8.82%) Ruby
7 6 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.21%) Perl
8 3 (2.21%) PHP
9 1 (0.74%) C++
9 1 (0.74%) F#
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (24.26%) Degree
2 9 (6.62%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (2.21%) ISEB
5 2 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 9 (6.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.68%) Capita
3 1 (0.74%) Ab Initio
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle