The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
142 181 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.93% 97.84% 96.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 114 97
Average daily rate £363 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) PSTN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 1 (100.00%) MGCP
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) QSIG
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) MGCP
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN
1 1 (100.00%) QSIG
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco