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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 16 0 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.69% - 10.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.17% - 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 23
Average daily rate £463 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.13% +14.06%
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
29 6 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.13% 2.76% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 29
Average daily rate £444 £168 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+164.92% -60.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £158 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £354 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 7 £500 - 7
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £463 -
Haverhill - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (25.00%) .NET
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (20.00%) CRM
4 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (20.00%) Reference Data
4 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.00%) People Management
5 3 (15.00%) V-Model
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) SOAP
6 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) ISEB
6 2 (10.00%) C
6 2 (10.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) MSTest
3 1 (5.00%) NuGet
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Functional Tester
2 3 (15.00%) QA Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) QA Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Test Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Trainer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Reference Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Reference Data Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Reinsurance
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) CRM
2 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (15.00%) People Management
3 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Validation
3 3 (15.00%) V-Model
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
4 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Test Management
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO26262
1 2 (10.00%) MISRA
1 2 (10.00%) MISRA C
2 1 (5.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
Ipswich, Suffolk
Kyna Associates
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Suffolk County Council
Rate: From £35,493 to £46,533 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago