The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 33 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 10 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.97% 2.37% 7.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% 50.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 21
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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 Suffolk region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.35% 4.74% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 33
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £339 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £8.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -2 9 £425 +6.25% 5
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 6 (23.08%) ISEB
3 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (19.23%) Reference Data
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) .NET
4 5 (19.23%) Validation
5 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 4 (15.38%) CRM
5 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) V-Model
6 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (11.54%) People Management
6 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Wireframes
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) HTML
6 3 (11.54%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) SOAP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.69%) Grunt
4 1 (3.85%) MSTest
4 1 (3.85%) NuGet
4 1 (3.85%) NUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Development Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Functional Tester
4 3 (11.54%) QA Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Business Finance Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Reference Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Reference Data Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Architect
5 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) CSS
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) NHibernate
4 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Reference Data
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Validation
3 4 (15.38%) CRM
3 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
4 3 (11.54%) People Management
4 3 (11.54%) Test Management
4 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
4 3 (11.54%) V-Model
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.54%) Wireframes
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) ERP
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
5 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.85%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) GoldenSource
3 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Tableau
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
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