Period
to 15 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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 Manager
South East > Surrey
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 142 111
Rank change year-on-year -7 -31 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.19% 0.036% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.039% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Surrey median daily rate £506 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.12% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £500 £413 £438
90th Percentile £532 £438 £473
South East median daily rate £500 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% -2.56%
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 2,912 2,586 1,908
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.35% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,055 1,821 1,206
Surrey median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% -
10th Percentile £306 £278 £164
90th Percentile £606 £578 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 80 111
Surrey median hourly rate £21.60 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.91% -21.43% -
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.34 £11.55
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.92 £42.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in Surrey

QA Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Manager in Surrey

QA Manager
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 Manager within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 15 January 2019. 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 3 £500 +17.65%
Guildford - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £513 -
QA Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, QA Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Microservices
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (16.67%) Thought Leadership
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories

QA Manager 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Thought Leadership
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft