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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing QA 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 0.52% 3.51% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £350 £317 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
7 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 3.61% 8.77% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £325 £375 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +316.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 1 £350 +10.58%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (33.33%) WPF
4 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) QMS
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) RESTful

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Scrum Master
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) WPF
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) QMS
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO26262
1 1 (16.67%) MISRA
1 1 (16.67%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft