Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 23 November 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 > Suffolk
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 32 33
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 20 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 6.31% 3.59% 3.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 34.00% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 10
Suffolk median daily rate £413 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.86% -7.81% -11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £298 £190
90th Percentile £543 £490 £476
East of England median daily rate £400 £419 £375
% change year-on-year -4.48% +11.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Suffolk median hourly rate - - £8.50
East of England median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% +55.43% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Suffolk
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 56 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 17.67% 10.57% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 15
Suffolk median daily rate £365 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% -7.81% -7.25%
10th Percentile £119 £176 £190
90th Percentile £525 £536 £483
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Suffolk median hourly rate £27.50 - £8.50
10th Percentile £26.25 - £7.75
90th Percentile £28.75 - £9.25
East of England median hourly rate £23.50 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -37.33% +29.31% +5.45%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Suffolk.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Suffolk

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Suffolk

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Suffolk over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Suffolk

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Suffolk

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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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +7 20 £413 +11.86% 6
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) PMO
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) CAPA
4 4 (20.00%) PDCA
4 4 (20.00%) Analytics
4 4 (20.00%) Internal Audit
4 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (15.00%) DTS
5 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Release Management
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (15.00%) Huawei
5 3 (15.00%) PDM
5 3 (15.00%) Line Management
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Reference Data
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) DTS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (5.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (5.00%) Mocha
1 1 (5.00%) Sinon.JS
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.00%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) PMO Manager
1 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.00%) AVA JavaScript Test Runner
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) Express
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Jest
1 1 (5.00%) LESS
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
1 1 (5.00%) React
1 1 (5.00%) Redux
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
1 1 (5.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Reinsurance
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) CAPA
3 4 (20.00%) Internal Audit
3 4 (20.00%) PDCA
4 3 (15.00%) Line Management
4 3 (15.00%) PDM
4 3 (15.00%) Release Management
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Dependency Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Test Management
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) ES6
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) PMO
2 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (15.00%) Huawei