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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 4 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.76% 6.49% 2.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.67% 85.71% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Average daily rate - £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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
15 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 10.34% 7.57% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Average daily rate £450 £468 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.74% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £250 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 12 February 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 +1 2 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) C
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (14.29%) ISO26262
3 2 (14.29%) MISRA C
3 2 (14.29%) MISRA
3 2 (14.29%) PSTN
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) DPNSS
3 2 (14.29%) MGCP
3 2 (14.29%) SS7
3 2 (14.29%) QSIG
3 2 (14.29%) H.323
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Electronics
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DPNSS
1 2 (14.29%) H.323
1 2 (14.29%) MGCP
1 2 (14.29%) PSTN
1 2 (14.29%) QSIG
1 2 (14.29%) SS7
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Reference Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Reference Data Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Trainer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QlikView Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) UX Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
1 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO26262
1 2 (14.29%) MISRA
1 2 (14.29%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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