The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Suffolk region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 35 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.79% 1.05% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.07% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £200
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50
Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
245 187 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.46% 97.91% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 123 135
Average daily rate £380 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 32
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -59.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.75 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the Suffolk region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Vacancies
Ipswich -12 2 £360 -4.00% 1
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) MDX
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP