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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 33 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.18% 4.42% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.61% 46.77% 48.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 31
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£325 £354 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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
124 124 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 8.18% 9.44% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 62 62
Average daily rate £385 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £212 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -14.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £93.60 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Woking +13 8 £255 -29.65% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames -6 4 £275 +27.90%
Leatherhead -5 3 £575 - 3
Guildford -17 3 £330 -8.96% 1
Walton-on-Thames - 2 - - 1
Staines -16 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Weybridge - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Egham - - - -
Esher - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 22 (30.14%) SQL
1 22 (30.14%) XML
2 21 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (27.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (24.66%) Finance
5 15 (20.55%) .NET
6 13 (17.81%) Software Testing
7 12 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (15.07%) Automated Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Scrum
8 11 (15.07%) Web Services
8 11 (15.07%) ISEB
9 10 (13.70%) Internet
9 10 (13.70%) Python
9 10 (13.70%) MS Office
10 9 (12.33%) XSLT
10 9 (12.33%) Publishing
10 9 (12.33%) Selenium
10 9 (12.33%) MarkLogic
10 9 (12.33%) BDD
11 8 (10.96%) REST
11 8 (10.96%) Test Management
11 8 (10.96%) Degree
11 8 (10.96%) Legal
11 8 (10.96%) JUnit
11 8 (10.96%) C#
11 8 (10.96%) XQuery
12 7 (9.59%) Project Management
12 7 (9.59%) Visual Studio

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Office
2 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.74%) MS Project
5 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.37%) SAP QM
1 1 (1.37%) SAP PLM
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) LAN
2 2 (2.74%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) MarkLogic
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.48%) MySQL
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQLite
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (12.33%) Selenium
3 8 (10.96%) JUnit
4 7 (9.59%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.22%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.48%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (4.11%) QARun
7 3 (4.11%) Toad
7 3 (4.11%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.74%) InstallShield
9 1 (1.37%) JIRA
9 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.37%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.37%) PhantomJS
9 1 (1.37%) CasperJS
9 1 (1.37%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Publishing
3 8 (10.96%) Legal
4 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.11%) Banking
5 3 (4.11%) Multimedia
5 3 (4.11%) Billing
6 2 (2.74%) Marketing
6 2 (2.74%) Dutch Language
6 2 (2.74%) Polish Language
6 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.37%) Electronics
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Test Manager
2 9 (12.33%) Tester
3 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
3 6 (8.22%) QA Analyst
4 4 (5.48%) Programme Test Manager
4 4 (5.48%) Test Leader
4 4 (5.48%) Data Governance Manager
4 4 (5.48%) Governance Manager
4 4 (5.48%) Programme Manager
4 4 (5.48%) Administrator
4 4 (5.48%) Data Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Release Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Systems Tester
5 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Senior Tester
5 3 (4.11%) Developer
5 3 (4.11%) Automation Tester
6 2 (2.74%) Lead Tester
6 2 (2.74%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) XML
2 15 (20.55%) .NET
3 11 (15.07%) Web Services
4 9 (12.33%) XSLT
5 8 (10.96%) REST
6 6 (8.22%) WCF
7 5 (6.85%) HTML
7 5 (6.85%) CSS
7 5 (6.85%) SOAP
8 3 (4.11%) WPF
8 3 (4.11%) jQuery
9 1 (1.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (1.37%) HTML5
9 1 (1.37%) WebKit
9 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.37%) STL
9 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Semantic Web
3 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.11%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
4 2 (2.74%) IVR
4 2 (2.74%) VUI
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Life Science
5 1 (1.37%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.37%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.37%) IPTV
5 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.37%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) UNIX
1 2 (2.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (17.81%) Software Testing
4 11 (15.07%) Automated Testing
4 11 (15.07%) Scrum
5 9 (12.33%) BDD
6 8 (10.96%) Test Management
7 7 (9.59%) Project Management
7 7 (9.59%) Quality Management
8 6 (8.22%) MVC
9 5 (6.85%) Validation
9 5 (6.85%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.85%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.48%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.48%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.48%) Data Governance
10 4 (5.48%) Automation Testing
10 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.48%) Manual Testing
10 4 (5.48%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) Python
3 8 (10.96%) XQuery
3 8 (10.96%) C#
4 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.85%) PHP
6 3 (4.11%) Java
7 2 (2.74%) Perl
7 2 (2.74%) C++
7 2 (2.74%) VBA
8 1 (1.37%) VBScript
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) ISEB
2 8 (10.96%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) IIBA
4 1 (1.37%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) Solvency II
2 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.74%) GxP
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
4 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.37%) P3O
4 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) SAP
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) Avaya
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) Nokia
3 1 (1.37%) Perforce
3 1 (1.37%) HP
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco
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