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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.26% 3.08% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 60.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £347
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.69% 5.13% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £200 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £425 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £425 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

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
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 11 December 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 3 - - 3
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Reinsurance
4 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
4 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
4 3 (21.43%) Grunt
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) Smartphone
4 3 (21.43%) Reference Data
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) IIS
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) GoldenSource
5 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics

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 2 (14.29%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Grunt
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Data Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (21.43%) Reference Data Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Reference Data Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) UI Developer
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Business Integration Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Reinsurance
3 3 (21.43%) Reference Data
3 3 (21.43%) Smartphone
4 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
2 3 (21.43%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) OWASP
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) GoldenSource
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft