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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 2.80% 3.55% 1.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 45.45% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£300 £275 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +19.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -9.83%
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
10 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 6.99% 7.80% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate £294 £275 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +18.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £159 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £320 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -25.43%

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 26 January 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 +5 3 £343 +24.54% 2
Great Yarmouth - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (9.09%) Social Media
5 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) Facebook
5 1 (9.09%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (9.09%) Twitter
5 1 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (9.09%) Apache Sling
5 1 (9.09%) Apache Felix

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Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) GlassFish
1 1 (9.09%) Liferay
1 1 (9.09%) Facebook Platform
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
1 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
1 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (9.09%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Sling
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Felix
3 1 (9.09%) JSR 170
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Google Maps API
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) Struts
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) XSLT
3 1 (9.09%) JAAS
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
1 1 (9.09%) Social Media
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
3 1 (9.09%) Content Management
3 1 (9.09%) WFM
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) QMS
3 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Sun Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe
1 1 (9.09%) Google
1 1 (9.09%) Facebook
1 1 (9.09%) Twitter