The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 60 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -31
Contract jobs citing QA 26 26 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.00% 2.01% 5.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.59% 34.21% 44.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 23
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£350 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
QA
South East

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 Surrey region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
85 76 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 6.52% 5.88% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 52
Average daily rate £368 £415 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.44% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Surrey region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

QA
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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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
Staines +1 2 - -
Cobham - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £275 - 3
Woking - 1 £375 - 7
Thames Ditton - - - - 1
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Weybridge - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Dorking - - - - 1
Epsom - - - - 2
Guildford - - - - 8
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 27 (35.06%) Scrum
2 22 (28.57%) ISEB
3 21 (27.27%) SQL
4 20 (25.97%) C#
4 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.97%) Automated Testing
5 19 (24.68%) BDD
6 18 (23.38%) WCF
6 18 (23.38%) .NET
6 18 (23.38%) Web Services
7 17 (22.08%) XML
7 17 (22.08%) Software Testing
7 17 (22.08%) Finance
8 16 (20.78%) SOAP
8 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
8 16 (20.78%) REST
8 16 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (19.48%) WPF
9 15 (19.48%) Visual Studio
10 11 (14.29%) Office 365
11 10 (12.99%) Use Case
11 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (12.99%) SpecFlow
12 9 (11.69%) DevOps
12 9 (11.69%) Project Management
12 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.39%) MS Office
13 8 (10.39%) Selenium
14 7 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
14 7 (9.09%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.60%) CMS
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Office
2 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
1 2 (2.60%) LAN
2 1 (1.30%) WAN
2 1 (1.30%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.60%) MarkLogic
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (19.48%) Visual Studio
3 10 (12.99%) SpecFlow
4 8 (10.39%) Selenium
5 3 (3.90%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.90%) TestDirector
5 3 (3.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.60%) Toad
6 2 (2.60%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.60%) QARun
7 1 (1.30%) CppUnit
7 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.30%) JIRA
7 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.30%) JMeter
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Marketing
3 6 (7.79%) Publishing
4 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.90%) Legal
6 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.60%) Automotive
6 2 (2.60%) Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Analyst
2 17 (22.08%) Test Analyst
3 15 (19.48%) Tester
4 14 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) Business Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Consultant
6 9 (11.69%) QA Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Business Consultant
7 7 (9.09%) Systems Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Business Architect
8 6 (7.79%) QA Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Data Governance Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Governance Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) WCF
1 18 (23.38%) .NET
1 18 (23.38%) Web Services
2 17 (22.08%) XML
3 16 (20.78%) SOAP
3 16 (20.78%) REST
4 15 (19.48%) WPF
5 2 (2.60%) WinForms
5 2 (2.60%) HTML
5 2 (2.60%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) HTML5
6 1 (1.30%) jQuery
6 1 (1.30%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.30%) J2EE
6 1 (1.30%) JSP
6 1 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) NHS
1 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Physics
4 1 (1.30%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
4 1 (1.30%) EMV
4 1 (1.30%) IPTV
4 1 (1.30%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.30%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Scrum
2 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.97%) Automated Testing
3 19 (24.68%) BDD
4 17 (22.08%) Software Testing
5 10 (12.99%) Use Case
5 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (11.69%) DevOps
6 9 (11.69%) Project Management
7 7 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (9.09%) User Stories
7 7 (9.09%) Quality Management
8 6 (7.79%) Test Strategy
9 5 (6.49%) Process Improvement
9 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.19%) Manual Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) SQL
2 20 (25.97%) C#
3 3 (3.90%) Java
3 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.90%) PHP
4 2 (2.60%) C++
4 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (28.57%) ISEB
2 7 (9.09%) Degree
3 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.90%) HND
5 2 (2.60%) IRCA
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.30%) PMP
6 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) Solvency II
1 3 (3.90%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.60%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.60%) P3O
2 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.60%) HP
2 2 (2.60%) SAP
3 1 (1.30%) Planview
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco
3 1 (1.30%) IBM
3 1 (1.30%) Avaya
3 1 (1.30%) Capita
3 1 (1.30%) Perforce
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
LSCS Ltd
Rate: MARKET
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 17 days ago