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 3 months to 26 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 / Suffolk
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 22 27
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.68% 6.18% 2.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 64.00% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 4
Median daily rate - £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
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 Suffolk with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11 25 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 9.24% 9.65% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 10
Median daily rate £250 £494 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.36% +23.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Ipswich +2 2 - - 2
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Telerik
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) NHibernate
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (40.00%) Kendo UI
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 4 (40.00%) Angular 2
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) Informatica
6 2 (20.00%) Migration

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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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Angular Developer
1 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (40.00%) C# Web Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) UI Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Web Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Web UI Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Angular 2
1 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (40.00%) Kendo UI
1 4 (40.00%) NHibernate
1 4 (40.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Telerik
2 2 (20.00%) Informatica
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