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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.04% 2.69% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 5
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£450 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £298 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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
21 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 8.82% 5.38% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 6
Average daily rate £450 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £335 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +94.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 7 £393 -7.64%
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Haverhill - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 36 (87.80%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (51.22%) .NET
2 21 (51.22%) Finance
3 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (39.02%) MVC
4 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
4 16 (39.02%) C#
4 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
4 16 (39.02%) WCF
4 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (36.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (36.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (24.39%) HP
6 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (21.95%) Migration
7 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 8 (19.51%) ETL
9 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
10 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
10 6 (14.63%) System Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Data Migration
11 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
11 5 (12.20%) XML
11 5 (12.20%) MDX
12 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
12 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
12 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
13 3 (7.32%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
3 15 (36.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (36.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) .NET Developer
1 16 (39.02%) Developer
2 14 (34.15%) Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Senior Developer
3 10 (24.39%) Senior .NET Developer
4 9 (21.95%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (21.95%) Senior C# Developer
4 9 (21.95%) C# Developer
5 7 (17.07%) Business Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) QA Leader
6 5 (12.20%) Coordinator
6 5 (12.20%) Test Coordinator
7 4 (9.76%) Data Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Tester
8 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Systems Tester
8 3 (7.32%) QA Tester
8 3 (7.32%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (51.22%) .NET
2 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
2 16 (39.02%) WCF
2 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (12.20%) XML
3 5 (12.20%) MDX
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (39.02%) MVC
3 9 (21.95%) Migration
4 8 (19.51%) ETL
5 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
6 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
6 6 (14.63%) System Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Project Management
10 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.44%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.44%) GAP Analysis
10 1 (2.44%) Data Modelling
10 1 (2.44%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) C#
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) ISEB
1 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) HP
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle