The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills 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 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 of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 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 (QA)
Rank 14 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 23 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.06% 6.81% 4.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 95.83% 65.00% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 7
Average daily rate £425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £319 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.45% 10.47% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 7
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £345 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
East of England

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

QA
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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich 0 18 £425 +13.33% 3
Stowmarket - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 19 (70.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (62.96%) Finance
3 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (37.04%) System Testing
4 10 (37.04%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) HP
6 8 (29.63%) Migration
7 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (25.93%) ETL
8 6 (22.22%) XML
8 6 (22.22%) .NET
8 6 (22.22%) MDX
8 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
9 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (18.52%) WCF
9 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
9 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) C#
9 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
9 5 (18.52%) MVC
9 5 (18.52%) ISEB
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 3 (11.11%) UML
12 2 (7.41%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (3.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Business Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
3 5 (18.52%) QA Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) XML
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
1 6 (22.22%) MDX
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (18.52%) WCF
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Statistics
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) System Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Migration
4 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
4 7 (25.93%) ETL
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
6 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
6 5 (18.52%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) UML
8 2 (7.41%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
9 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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