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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 31 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.49% 2.68% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.72% 25.55% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 25
Median daily rate £418 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £522 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £31.25 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.48% -37.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +91.02%
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
116 137 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 9.32% 10.50% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 59 65
Median daily rate £450 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £270 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.80% -22.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +8.43%

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 26 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 June 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 6 - - 1
Redhill - 3 £189 - 2
Woking -7 2 £300 +11.11% 1
Guildford +4 1 - - 7
Leatherhead +2 1 £450 +2.27%
Reigate - 1 £320 -
Camberley - 1 £590 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 15 (29.41%) SQL
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Finance
3 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (21.57%) SDLC
5 10 (19.61%) Degree
6 9 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 9 (17.65%) Scrum
6 9 (17.65%) Java
7 8 (15.69%) C#
7 8 (15.69%) Linux
7 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Selenium
8 7 (13.73%) Test Management
8 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
8 7 (13.73%) .NET
8 7 (13.73%) CRM
8 7 (13.73%) Six Sigma
8 7 (13.73%) Project Management
9 6 (11.76%) HP
9 6 (11.76%) XML
9 6 (11.76%) Unix
9 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
9 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement

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 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) JBoss
2 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.84%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Primavera
2 1 (1.96%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.96%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
1 1 (1.96%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MarkLogic
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Selenium
2 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) JIRA
3 4 (7.84%) SpecFlow
3 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.88%) Subversion
5 2 (3.92%) Ant
5 2 (3.92%) Burp Suite
5 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.92%) GitLab
5 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.92%) JUnit
5 2 (3.92%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.96%) NuGet
6 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Automotive
4 2 (3.92%) Back Office
4 2 (3.92%) Front Office
4 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) QA Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Test Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) QA Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) QA Manager
7 3 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) XML
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.92%) J2EE
4 2 (3.92%) JDBC
4 2 (3.92%) jQuery
4 2 (3.92%) LAMP
4 2 (3.92%) SOAP
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (1.96%) Behat
5 1 (1.96%) Java EE
5 1 (1.96%) Node.js
5 1 (1.96%) RESTful
5 1 (1.96%) Web Services
5 1 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Virtual Team
3 4 (7.84%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Contactless
4 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.96%) Life Science
4 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.96%) Social Media
4 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) SDLC
3 9 (17.65%) Functional Testing
3 9 (17.65%) Scrum
4 8 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (13.73%) CRM
5 7 (13.73%) Project Management
5 7 (13.73%) Six Sigma
5 7 (13.73%) Test Management
6 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Benchmarking
8 4 (7.84%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
9 3 (5.88%) Automation Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Java
3 8 (15.69%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) PHP
4 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.92%) AWK
5 2 (3.92%) C
5 2 (3.92%) Korn
5 2 (3.92%) Perl
5 2 (3.92%) sed
6 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.80%) ISEB
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) MCITP
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.88%) PMP
6 2 (3.92%) CISSP
6 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.88%) XenApp
1 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Ansible
2 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) HP
3 5 (9.80%) VMware
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
4 3 (5.88%) NetApp
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
4 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) Charles River
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Rackspace
5 2 (3.92%) SunGard
6 1 (1.96%) EMC
6 1 (1.96%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy