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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 6 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 2.88% 6.35% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 66.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
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£466 £363 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.62% +38.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £350 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £375 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +62.50%
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
12 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 5.77% 9.52% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 2
Average daily rate £466 £363 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.62% +38.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £158 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £373 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.20 £12.25 £15.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -22.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.79 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.44 £12.25 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 25 November 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
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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 +2 6 £466 +28.62% 3
Great Yarmouth - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
5 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
6 3 (23.08%) VBA
6 3 (23.08%) OOP
6 3 (23.08%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) BDD
6 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
1 1 (7.69%) Liferay
1 1 (7.69%) Facebook Platform
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
1 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) WatiN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Transformation Programme Manager
3 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Manager
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) XSLT
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
6 1 (7.69%) Struts
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE
6 1 (7.69%) JAAS
6 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 1 (7.69%) Google Maps API
6 1 (7.69%) JSR 170
6 1 (7.69%) Spring
6 1 (7.69%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
5 3 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.69%) Web Design
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.69%) WFM
7 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
7 1 (7.69%) Content Management
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
2 3 (23.08%) VBA
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Facebook
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter