The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 31 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.68% 2.19% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 21.09% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 26
Median daily rate £378 £388 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% +8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £358 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
124 147 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 10.72% 10.40% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 54 65
Median daily rate £463 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £266 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £60.98 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking -7 4 £375 - 5
Egham - 2 £400 -
Farnham - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £610 - 5
Staines - 2 - - 1
Camberley - 1 £365 -
Leatherhead - 1 £525 -
Redhill - 1 £425 - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for QA.

1 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) Finance
3 17 (27.42%) .NET
3 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
4 16 (25.81%) C#
5 13 (20.97%) XML
6 12 (19.35%) Selenium
7 11 (17.74%) ISEB
8 10 (16.13%) Java
8 10 (16.13%) Degree
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (16.13%) SDLC
9 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
9 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
9 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
9 9 (14.52%) Scrum
10 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
10 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (12.90%) .NET Framework
10 8 (12.90%) DevOps
11 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (11.29%) SpecFlow
11 7 (11.29%) Functional Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Six Sigma
11 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
11 7 (11.29%) Banking
12 6 (9.68%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.23%) CMS
3 2 (3.23%) JBoss
3 2 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.61%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
2 6 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.84%) MS Office
4 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) SAP GRC
2 4 (6.45%) HFM
3 1 (1.61%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) Office 365
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) IMAP
2 1 (1.61%) 3G
2 1 (1.61%) GPRS
2 1 (1.61%) GSM
2 1 (1.61%) LTE
2 1 (1.61%) Skype
2 1 (1.61%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Selenium
2 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
3 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.29%) SpecFlow
5 6 (9.68%) JIRA
6 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.61%) JMeter
8 1 (1.61%) NuGet
8 1 (1.61%) NUnit
8 1 (1.61%) ProC
8 1 (1.61%) Subversion
8 1 (1.61%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Marketing
5 2 (3.23%) Automotive
5 2 (3.23%) Back Office
5 2 (3.23%) Front Office
5 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Tester
3 10 (16.13%) Automation Tester
4 9 (14.52%) Developer
5 7 (11.29%) QA Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Auditor
7 5 (8.06%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (8.06%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (8.06%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.45%) IT Auditor
8 4 (6.45%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) .NET
2 13 (20.97%) XML
3 8 (12.90%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.06%) Web Services
5 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.45%) SOAP
6 3 (4.84%) HTML
6 3 (4.84%) REST
7 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.23%) jQuery
7 2 (3.23%) WCF
7 2 (3.23%) WPF
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (1.61%) Java EE
8 1 (1.61%) RESTful
8 1 (1.61%) WAP
8 1 (1.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.61%) CCTV
4 1 (1.61%) Contactless
4 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) Handset
4 1 (1.61%) Life Science
4 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.61%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Unix
3 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (16.13%) SDLC
3 9 (14.52%) Scrum
3 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
4 8 (12.90%) DevOps
4 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (11.29%) Functional Testing
5 7 (11.29%) Six Sigma
6 5 (8.06%) IT Audit
6 5 (8.06%) Project Governance
6 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (8.06%) Security Testing
6 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
6 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.06%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
7 4 (6.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) SQL
2 16 (25.81%) C#
3 10 (16.13%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.61%) VBA
6 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
2 10 (16.13%) Degree
3 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CCNA
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.61%) MAPM
6 1 (1.61%) PMP
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (6.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
2 5 (8.06%) SAP
3 3 (4.84%) Hyperion
3 3 (4.84%) Misys
3 3 (4.84%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) Charles River
4 2 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.23%) SunGard
5 1 (1.61%) BT
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco
5 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.61%) Remedy
Surrey
Nigel Frank International
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