Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Engineer
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 131 138
Rank change year-on-year -24 +7 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.25% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Surrey median daily rate £450 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +50.00% -
South East median daily rate £401 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.46% -7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 3,076 2,375 2,454
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.89% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,124 1,625 1,653
Surrey median daily rate £468 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £245
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 77 114
Surrey median hourly rate £21.50 £19.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -12.78% +21.62%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £47.13
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.61% -11.15% +14.29%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Surrey

QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Engineer in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Engineer in Surrey

QA Engineer
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 Engineer within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate - 2 - -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Epsom - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £475 -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (50.00%) Ruby
5 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) Protractor
6 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Travis CI
7 1 (12.50%) BrowserStack
7 1 (12.50%) Fintech
7 1 (12.50%) Node.js
7 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
7 1 (12.50%) Big Data
7 1 (12.50%) Kafka
7 1 (12.50%) GitHub
7 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 1 (12.50%) User Stories

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) BrowserStack
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Protractor
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Travis CI
4 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Kafka
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fintech
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) API Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA