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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 31 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.30% 2.75% 2.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.31% 39.77% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 17
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£413 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £18.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+54.48% +22.88%
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
99 88 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 7.36% 6.92% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 31
Average daily rate £448 £361 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.87% -10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.24 £21.05 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £46.30 £23.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +3 6 £270 -28.00% 2
Guildford +3 5 £505 - 7
Epsom - 5 - -
Staines +3 1 - -
Leatherhead -25 1 £440 +60.00% 3
Thames Ditton - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.92%) SQL
3 13 (17.57%) Project Management
3 13 (17.57%) XML
3 13 (17.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (16.22%) JUnit
4 12 (16.22%) Legal
4 12 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (14.86%) Python
6 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
6 10 (13.51%) XSLT
6 10 (13.51%) Internet
6 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (13.51%) XQuery
6 10 (13.51%) Publishing
6 10 (13.51%) MarkLogic
7 9 (12.16%) Content Analysis
7 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (12.16%) Scrum
7 9 (12.16%) ITIL
8 8 (10.81%) SAP
8 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
8 8 (10.81%) Test Management
8 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 8 (10.81%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Moodle
2 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Project
3 3 (4.05%) MS Office
4 2 (2.70%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.35%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.35%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.35%) HFM
1 1 (1.35%) SAP GRC
1 1 (1.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) HTTP
2 3 (4.05%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.70%) GSM
3 2 (2.70%) UMTS
3 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.70%) Wireless
3 2 (2.70%) LTE
4 1 (1.35%) IMAP
4 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) MarkLogic
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.70%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) JUnit
2 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
3 8 (10.81%) Selenium
4 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.70%) JProfiler
5 2 (2.70%) Sahi
5 2 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (1.35%) JIRA
6 1 (1.35%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.35%) JMeter
6 1 (1.35%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Legal
3 10 (13.51%) Publishing
4 6 (8.11%) Automotive
4 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.76%) Marketing
6 4 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (5.41%) Banking
7 2 (2.70%) Retail
7 2 (2.70%) Billing
7 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (21.62%) Developer
1 16 (21.62%) Analyst
2 14 (18.92%) Project Manager
3 11 (14.86%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Web Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Tester
6 5 (6.76%) Programme Manager
6 5 (6.76%) QA Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Programme Test Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Integration Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Integration Project Manager
8 3 (4.05%) PMO Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) AWS Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 2 (2.70%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) XML
2 10 (13.51%) XSLT
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
4 4 (5.41%) .NET
5 3 (4.05%) CSS
5 3 (4.05%) HTML
6 2 (2.70%) SOAP
6 2 (2.70%) JSON
6 2 (2.70%) MDX
6 2 (2.70%) Velocity
6 2 (2.70%) RESTful
6 2 (2.70%) HTML5
6 2 (2.70%) REST
7 1 (1.35%) CSS3
7 1 (1.35%) jQuery
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) User Experience
2 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.05%) UNIX
2 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.57%) Project Management
2 13 (17.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
4 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (12.16%) Scrum
5 9 (12.16%) ITIL
5 9 (12.16%) Content Analysis
6 8 (10.81%) Test Management
6 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
7 7 (9.46%) Test Strategy
7 7 (9.46%) Analytics
8 6 (8.11%) Data Governance
8 6 (8.11%) SDLC
9 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.76%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Quality Management
10 4 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 11 (14.86%) Python
3 10 (13.51%) XQuery
4 7 (9.46%) Java
5 6 (8.11%) C#
6 4 (5.41%) PHP
7 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.70%) Ruby
8 2 (2.70%) R
8 2 (2.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.76%) Degree
3 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.05%) ISEB
5 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) Solvency II
1 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) vSphere
2 1 (1.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) Puppet
2 1 (1.35%) Kibana
2 1 (1.35%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.35%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) SAP
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco
3 3 (4.05%) HP
3 3 (4.05%) Ericsson
3 3 (4.05%) NCR
4 2 (2.70%) Nokia
4 2 (2.70%) Siemens
4 2 (2.70%) Huawei
4 2 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.35%) Misys
5 1 (1.35%) Sybase
5 1 (1.35%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.35%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.35%) New Relic
5 1 (1.35%) NEC
5 1 (1.35%) Perforce
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
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Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £201 per annum + Market Rate DOE
Posted: 24 days ago