The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 4 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.66% 2.82% 6.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 62.50% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
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£370 £438 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% +54.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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
6 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.49% 4.52% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 17
Average daily rate £250 £338 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -20.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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
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 19 December 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -6 4 £370 -15.47% 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) WCF
5 2 (18.18%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (18.18%) Jython
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) System Testing
5 2 (18.18%) JRuby
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) Spotfire
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
4 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) JRuby
3 2 (18.18%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) PeopleSoft