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 27 June 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Norfolk
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 31 31
Contract jobs citing QA 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk - 0.92% 1.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 11.76% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 19 17 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 10.50% 7.83% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 36
Median daily rate £438 £325 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.61% +85.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £168 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £520 £317
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £24.23 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -57.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Norfolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 27 June 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%) Microsoft 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%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project

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Co-occurring 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%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft 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
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
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