The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 3 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 2.00% 2.20% 6.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 17.39% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -6.53%
QA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Norfolk region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 16.00% 12.64% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 12
Average daily rate £175 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £26.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.60% +51.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 29 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norwich +9 2 - - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) QMS
3 4 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
3 4 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) Budget Control
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) MCSE
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) MS Access
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (10.00%) SOAP
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Designer
1 4 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (30.00%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
4 1 (10.00%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) QMS
3 4 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
3 4 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) Budget Control
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft