The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Suffolk region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - - 35
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk - - 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
247 220 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 98.41% 96.92% 97.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 141 195
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 20
Median hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Suffolk region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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