The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Surrey region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing QA 55 40 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 3.57% 3.06% 3.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.15% 52.63% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 47
Average daily rate £360 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £335 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £425 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
137 76 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 8.90% 5.82% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 30 64
Average daily rate £363 £369 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +21.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £299 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 7
Average hourly rate £26.50 £13.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.72% -27.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.55 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £13.95 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Woking -2 15 £363 +0.69% 4
Guildford -3 11 £365 +0.68% 3
Godalming - 5 - - 1
Farnham - 3 - -
Epsom -4 1 - - 4
Esher - - - -
Caterham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Haslemere - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 4
Sunbury-on-Thames - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 33 (36.67%) C#
1 33 (36.67%) WCF
2 32 (35.56%) Scrum
3 26 (28.89%) .NET
3 26 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (27.78%) SOAP
5 24 (26.67%) XML
5 24 (26.67%) SQL
5 24 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 24 (26.67%) REST
6 23 (25.56%) SQL Server
6 23 (25.56%) Web Services
6 23 (25.56%) Visual Studio
7 22 (24.44%) ISEB
7 22 (24.44%) BDD
7 22 (24.44%) WPF
8 21 (23.33%) Software Testing
8 21 (23.33%) Finance
9 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (16.67%) Quality Management
9 15 (16.67%) Degree
10 13 (14.44%) Use Case
10 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
10 13 (14.44%) PRINCE2
11 12 (13.33%) Telecoms
11 12 (13.33%) Selenium
12 11 (12.22%) PMP
12 11 (12.22%) PMI Certification
13 10 (11.11%) Six Sigma
14 8 (8.89%) ITIL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
2 5 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.22%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) Intranet
2 1 (1.11%) LAN
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) SSH
2 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (25.56%) Visual Studio
3 12 (13.33%) Selenium
4 7 (7.78%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.44%) TestDirector
6 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.11%) JUnit
8 1 (1.11%) Maven
8 1 (1.11%) Xcode
8 1 (1.11%) JMeter
8 1 (1.11%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.11%) WatiN
8 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.11%) TestNG
8 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.11%) JIRA
8 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.11%) Calabash
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.56%) Publishing
5 4 (4.44%) Marketing
6 2 (2.22%) Automotive
7 1 (1.11%) Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Retail
7 1 (1.11%) Law
7 1 (1.11%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.11%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (41.11%) Analyst
2 24 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 19 (21.11%) Test Engineer
4 15 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Quality Manager
6 9 (10.00%) Tester
7 8 (8.89%) Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Consultant
9 5 (5.56%) Architect
10 4 (4.44%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Business Consultant
11 3 (3.33%) Applications Tester
11 3 (3.33%) Systems Architect
11 3 (3.33%) Business Architect
11 3 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.67%) WCF
2 26 (28.89%) .NET
3 25 (27.78%) SOAP
4 24 (26.67%) XML
4 24 (26.67%) REST
5 23 (25.56%) Web Services
6 22 (24.44%) WPF
7 5 (5.56%) WinForms
8 3 (3.33%) HTML
8 3 (3.33%) CSS
8 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.22%) Regular Expression
9 2 (2.22%) JSON
9 2 (2.22%) jQuery
9 2 (2.22%) Silverlight
9 2 (2.22%) Flash
10 1 (1.11%) J2EE
10 1 (1.11%) JSP
10 1 (1.11%) XSD
10 1 (1.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.22%) Video Editing
2 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.11%) NHS
3 1 (1.11%) iPhone
3 1 (1.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (2.22%) Windows
1 2 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (1.11%) Android
2 1 (1.11%) CentOS
2 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) Scrum
2 24 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 22 (24.44%) BDD
4 21 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (16.67%) Quality Management
6 13 (14.44%) Use Case
6 13 (14.44%) PRINCE2
7 10 (11.11%) Six Sigma
8 8 (8.89%) ITIL
8 8 (8.89%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.78%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.67%) User Stories
10 6 (6.67%) Lean Manufacturing
10 6 (6.67%) Manual Testing
10 6 (6.67%) CRM
11 5 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.67%) C#
2 24 (26.67%) SQL
3 5 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) C++
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (24.44%) ISEB
2 15 (16.67%) Degree
3 11 (12.22%) PMP
3 11 (12.22%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.22%) APMP
6 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.11%) CCNA
7 1 (1.11%) HND
7 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) P3O
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.33%) Planview
3 2 (2.22%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.22%) SAP
3 2 (2.22%) HP
3 2 (2.22%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.11%) Mercator
Surrey
The Pirbright Institute
Rate: From £36,033 to £37,534 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 6 days ago