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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 40 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 3.00% 2.79% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.09% 41.11% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 13
Average daily rate
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£358 £364 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -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
114 90 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 8.55% 6.78% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 45 27
Average daily rate £378 £378 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 4 £365 +0.68% 5
Guildford -2 3 - - 7
Chertsey - 2 £400 - 2
Staines - 2 - - 2
Leatherhead -4 1 £550 - 1
Redhill - - - - 2
Reigate - - - - 1
Cobham - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Egham - - - -
Epsom - - - - 2
Thames Ditton - - - - 1
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.95%) Scrum
3 28 (31.82%) SQL
4 25 (28.41%) .NET
4 25 (28.41%) ISEB
4 25 (28.41%) Automated Testing
5 23 (26.14%) C#
5 23 (26.14%) XML
6 22 (25.00%) Web Services
6 22 (25.00%) BDD
6 22 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (23.86%) Software Testing
7 21 (23.86%) WCF
8 20 (22.73%) REST
8 20 (22.73%) SOAP
9 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
9 19 (21.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (20.45%) Visual Studio
11 17 (19.32%) WPF
12 16 (18.18%) Finance
13 13 (14.77%) Office 365
14 12 (13.64%) SpecFlow
15 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (11.36%) Quality Management
15 10 (11.36%) MS Office
16 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
16 9 (10.23%) Marketing
16 9 (10.23%) DevOps
17 8 (9.09%) Use Case
17 8 (9.09%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Office
2 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS Project
4 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) DVB
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.27%) MarkLogic
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (21.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (20.45%) Visual Studio
3 12 (13.64%) SpecFlow
4 7 (7.95%) Selenium
5 4 (4.55%) TestDirector
5 4 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.41%) Toad
6 3 (3.41%) QARun
6 3 (3.41%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.27%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.14%) JUnit
8 1 (1.14%) JMeter
8 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.14%) JIRA
8 1 (1.14%) CppUnit
8 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (18.18%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Marketing
3 5 (5.68%) Publishing
3 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.55%) Legal
5 3 (3.41%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.27%) Dutch Language
6 2 (2.27%) Polish Language
6 2 (2.27%) Billing
6 2 (2.27%) Banking
6 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (38.64%) Analyst
2 20 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 16 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 15 (17.05%) Tester
5 12 (13.64%) Business Analyst
6 11 (12.50%) QA Analyst
7 9 (10.23%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (7.95%) Architect
8 7 (7.95%) Business Systems Analyst
8 7 (7.95%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (7.95%) Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) Business Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) Systems Architect
8 7 (7.95%) Business Architect
9 6 (6.82%) QA Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) Data Governance Manager
11 4 (4.55%) Governance Manager
11 4 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) .NET
2 23 (26.14%) XML
3 22 (25.00%) Web Services
4 21 (23.86%) WCF
5 20 (22.73%) REST
5 20 (22.73%) SOAP
6 17 (19.32%) WPF
7 2 (2.27%) HTML
7 2 (2.27%) CSS
8 1 (1.14%) JSP
8 1 (1.14%) XSLT
8 1 (1.14%) J2EE
8 1 (1.14%) WinForms
8 1 (1.14%) HTML5
8 1 (1.14%) Spring
8 1 (1.14%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.55%) NHS
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) Life Science
4 2 (2.27%) User Experience
4 2 (2.27%) VUI
4 2 (2.27%) IVR
5 1 (1.14%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.14%) DTV
5 1 (1.14%) EMV
5 1 (1.14%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.14%) IPTV
5 1 (1.14%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.14%) Physics
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.95%) Scrum
3 25 (28.41%) Automated Testing
4 22 (25.00%) BDD
5 21 (23.86%) Software Testing
6 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (11.36%) Quality Management
7 9 (10.23%) DevOps
8 8 (9.09%) Use Case
8 8 (9.09%) Project Management
9 7 (7.95%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (7.95%) User Stories
10 5 (5.68%) Validation
10 5 (5.68%) Programme Management
10 5 (5.68%) MVC
10 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.68%) Process Improvement
10 5 (5.68%) Manual Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) SQL
2 23 (26.14%) C#
3 3 (3.41%) Java
3 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.41%) PHP
4 2 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (1.14%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) XQuery
5 1 (1.14%) C
5 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.14%) VBScript
5 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (28.41%) ISEB
2 7 (7.95%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.41%) HND
4 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) IRCA
6 1 (1.14%) PMP
6 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) Solvency II
2 3 (3.41%) ISO 9000
2 3 (3.41%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.27%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.27%) GxP
4 1 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (1.14%) P3O
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.41%) Avaya
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle
3 2 (2.27%) SAP
3 2 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (1.14%) Nokia
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco
4 1 (1.14%) IBM
4 1 (1.14%) Perforce
4 1 (1.14%) Capita
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Vivid Resourcing Ltd
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Guildford, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey (commutable from London)
Rushworths Associates
Rate: 1 year FTC - competitive package to include bonus, car / car allowance & benefits
Posted: 23 days ago