The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Norfolk region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 27 30
Contract jobs citing QA 0 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk - 4.48% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 60.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Average daily rate - £363 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 6.10% 7.46% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 4
Average daily rate £90 £265 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.03% -28.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
East of England

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Norfolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Norfolk region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Norfolk region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

QA
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dereham - - - -
Norwich - - - - 2
Wymondham - - - - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WatiN
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Senior QA Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft