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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 6 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 3.41% - 5.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% - 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate
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£317 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 - £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +39.13%
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
15 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 8.52% 5.70% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Average daily rate £375 £90 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+316.66% -68.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £90 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £90 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 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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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 - 6 £317 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) QMS
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) Logical Data Model
3 3 (30.00%) Physical Data Model
3 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Budget Control
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) WFM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) MS Access
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) VB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
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%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Solutions Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) ScrumMaster
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) NHS Information Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) QMS
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) Logical Data Model
3 3 (30.00%) Physical Data Model
3 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Budget Control
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) WFM
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
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%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft