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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 2 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.94% 8.70% 6.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 95.65% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 10
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£388 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £369 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £16.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+96.50% -40.18%
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 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.82% 9.09% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 17
Average daily rate £350 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £369 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -12 2 £388 -8.82% 1
Lowestoft - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (75.00%) Finance
1 9 (75.00%) Business Analysis
1 9 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Spotfire
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) OLAP
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
4 3 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) JRuby
5 2 (16.67%) Jython
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) NHS
6 1 (8.33%) Business Objects

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) OLAP
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (25.00%) Spotfire
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) MI Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) NHS Information Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Business Analysis
1 9 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Jython
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
Suffolk
Experis IT
Salary: £50k - £60k per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
Code Red Associates
Rate: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago