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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 30 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.54% 1.71% 2.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.19% 17.39% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 19
Median daily rate £400 £413 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £311 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +27.90%
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
124 138 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 10.50% 9.82% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 46 48
Median daily rate £440 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.02% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +179.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Staines +2 3 - - 1
Woking -2 3 £375 - 2
Egham - 2 £400 -
Leatherhead +12 1 £525 +19.31%
Guildford +9 1 £550 +6.79%
Camberley - 1 £365 -
Redhill - 1 £425 - 4
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) SQL
3 16 (26.67%) Finance
4 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (23.33%) .NET
6 13 (21.67%) XML
7 12 (20.00%) C#
7 12 (20.00%) ISEB
7 12 (20.00%) Scrum
8 11 (18.33%) Java
8 11 (18.33%) Degree
9 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (16.67%) SDLC
10 9 (15.00%) DevOps
10 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
10 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
10 9 (15.00%) Selenium
11 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (13.33%) Linux
12 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
12 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
12 7 (11.67%) Six Sigma
12 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
13 6 (10.00%) JIRA
13 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting

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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.67%) JBoss
3 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) CMS
5 2 (3.33%) Apache
5 2 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.67%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.67%) MS Office
4 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (1.67%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.33%) MarkLogic
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Selenium
2 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
4 6 (10.00%) JIRA
4 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.67%) Subversion
7 2 (3.33%) Ant
7 2 (3.33%) Burp Suite
7 2 (3.33%) GitLab
7 2 (3.33%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.33%) JUnit
7 2 (3.33%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.67%) NuGet
8 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.67%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Marketing
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Automotive
4 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 2 (3.33%) Front Office
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) QA Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Tester
4 6 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Manual Tester
6 3 (5.00%) QA Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 13 (21.67%) XML
3 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.67%) SOAP
5 3 (5.00%) HTML
5 3 (5.00%) REST
6 2 (3.33%) J2EE
6 2 (3.33%) JDBC
6 2 (3.33%) jQuery
6 2 (3.33%) LAMP
6 2 (3.33%) WCF
6 2 (3.33%) WPF
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (1.67%) Java EE
7 1 (1.67%) RESTful
7 1 (1.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.67%) CCTV
4 1 (1.67%) Contactless
4 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.67%) Life Science
4 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.67%) Social Media
4 1 (1.67%) STB
4 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.00%) Scrum
3 10 (16.67%) SDLC
3 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (15.00%) DevOps
4 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
4 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (11.67%) Six Sigma
7 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.33%) CRM
8 5 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 5 (8.33%) Test Management
8 5 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.67%) Benchmarking
9 4 (6.67%) Project Governance
9 4 (6.67%) Project Planning
9 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) C#
3 11 (18.33%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.33%) AWK
5 2 (3.33%) Korn
5 2 (3.33%) Perl
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
5 2 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) Ruby
5 2 (3.33%) sed
6 1 (1.67%) C
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
6 1 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) ISEB
2 11 (18.33%) Degree
3 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.67%) MAPM
6 1 (1.67%) PMP
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Ansible
1 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) HP
3 4 (6.67%) IBM
3 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.00%) VMware
5 2 (3.33%) Charles River
5 2 (3.33%) Rackspace
5 2 (3.33%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.33%) SunGard
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) EMC
6 1 (1.67%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.67%) Remedy