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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 34 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.45% 2.63% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.19% 34.00% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £344 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £231 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -9.83%
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
135 100 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 9.71% 7.73% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 53
Average daily rate £425 £395 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £224 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £527 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £19.25 £14.25 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.08% -54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.44 £13.30 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £93.60 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -25.43%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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
Woking +14 8 £255 -40.00% 1
Guildford -9 5 £550 +41.02% 3
Leatherhead -2 2 £650 -
Staines -11 2 £325 -13.33% 3
Walton-on-Thames - 2 - - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames +1 1 £363 -35.38%
Weybridge - 1 £400 -
Chertsey - - - -
Egham - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 24 (30.77%) XML
1 24 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (29.49%) SQL
3 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (20.51%) Finance
4 16 (20.51%) .NET
5 14 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 13 (16.67%) Python
6 13 (16.67%) Internet
7 12 (15.38%) XSLT
7 12 (15.38%) Publishing
7 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (14.10%) JUnit
8 11 (14.10%) Web Services
8 11 (14.10%) XQuery
8 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
8 11 (14.10%) MarkLogic
9 10 (12.82%) ISEB
9 10 (12.82%) Project Management
9 10 (12.82%) Scrum
10 9 (11.54%) MS Office
10 9 (11.54%) BDD
10 9 (11.54%) Degree
10 9 (11.54%) Selenium
10 9 (11.54%) Test Management
11 8 (10.26%) REST
11 8 (10.26%) C#
11 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
11 8 (10.26%) Telecoms

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Office
2 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.56%) MS Project
5 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.28%) SAP QM
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) IaaS
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) Firewall
2 2 (2.56%) LAN
2 2 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) MarkLogic
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.13%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQLite
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.10%) JUnit
3 9 (11.54%) Selenium
4 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio
5 6 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.56%) Toad
6 2 (2.56%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.56%) InstallShield
6 2 (2.56%) QARun
7 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.28%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.28%) Grunt
7 1 (1.28%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.28%) CasperJS
7 1 (1.28%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Publishing
3 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.97%) Legal
5 5 (6.41%) Banking
6 3 (3.85%) Multimedia
6 3 (3.85%) Billing
7 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.56%) Advertising
7 2 (2.56%) Marketing
7 2 (2.56%) Dutch Language
7 2 (2.56%) Polish Language
8 1 (1.28%) Front Office
8 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Test Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Tester
4 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Developer
5 6 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.13%) Programme Test Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Programme Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Test Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.56%) Lead Tester
9 2 (2.56%) Governance Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Systems Tester
9 2 (2.56%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) XML
2 16 (20.51%) .NET
3 12 (15.38%) XSLT
4 11 (14.10%) Web Services
5 8 (10.26%) REST
6 6 (7.69%) WCF
7 5 (6.41%) CSS
7 5 (6.41%) SOAP
8 4 (5.13%) HTML
8 4 (5.13%) jQuery
9 3 (3.85%) WPF
10 1 (1.28%) Laravel
10 1 (1.28%) WebKit
10 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
10 1 (1.28%) Sass
10 1 (1.28%) STL
10 1 (1.28%) Middleware
10 1 (1.28%) Velocity
10 1 (1.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.13%) Semantic Web
4 3 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.56%) IVR
5 2 (2.56%) VUI
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
5 2 (2.56%) Life Science
6 1 (1.28%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.28%) Open Source
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Derivative
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) PMI
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) AS400
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) UNIX
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
5 10 (12.82%) Scrum
5 10 (12.82%) Project Management
6 9 (11.54%) Test Management
6 9 (11.54%) BDD
7 7 (8.97%) Change Management
8 6 (7.69%) MVC
9 5 (6.41%) Quality Management
9 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.41%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.41%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.13%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.13%) Automation Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.13%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.13%) ITIL
10 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.49%) SQL
2 13 (16.67%) Python
3 11 (14.10%) XQuery
4 8 (10.26%) C#
5 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.69%) PHP
6 3 (3.85%) Java
7 2 (2.56%) Perl
7 2 (2.56%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) C
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) ISEB
2 9 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) MCITP
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.56%) HNC
4 2 (2.56%) HND
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CISSP
5 1 (1.28%) IIBA
5 1 (1.28%) CBAP
5 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) GxP
1 2 (2.56%) Solvency II
1 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) P3O
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.56%) XenApp
1 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) SAP
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) Avaya
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle
3 2 (2.56%) Citrix
3 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.56%) Tufin
3 2 (2.56%) Juniper
3 2 (2.56%) Ericsson
3 2 (2.56%) NetApp
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) Nokia
4 1 (1.28%) Charles River
4 1 (1.28%) VMware
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago