The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Norfolk with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Norfolk
Rank 23 29 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Contract jobs citing QA 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 3.57% 1.05% 3.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.23% 10.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £325 £358 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Norfolk with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Norfolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 26 20 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 18.57% 10.53% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 13
Median daily rate £340 £335 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £282 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £450 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Norfolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Norfolk citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Norfolk

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Norfolk.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Norfolk

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Norfolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Norfolk

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Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Norwich +6 4 £325 -27.77% 2
QA
East of England

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Top 25 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Norfolk region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Xamarin
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) Power BI
4 1 (20.00%) PMO
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project

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Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk 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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planner
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Xamarin