Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the 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 (QA)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 46 55
Rank change year-on-year +16 +9 +33
Contract jobs citing QA 190 111 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 6.14% 4.02% 3.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.98% 30.83% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 84 46
Surrey median daily rate £480 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £354 £225 £280
90th Percentile £556 £538 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Surrey median hourly rate £40.00 - £14.00
10th Percentile £39.00 - £11.65
90th Percentile £41.00 - £15.55
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £40.31 £23.34
% change year-on-year -0.76% +72.69% -40.15%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 432 360 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.97% 13.05% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 263 158
Surrey median daily rate £451 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +5.59% -5.29%
10th Percentile £266 £266 £247
90th Percentile £588 £575 £616
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Surrey median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +33.05% -70.50%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.40 £42.14 £36.88
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £17.43
% change year-on-year -20.00% +43.43% -41.90%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Surrey over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Surrey

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Surrey

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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 6 months to 18 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 +17 69 £500 -4.81% 13
Redhill +14 15 £500 - 3
Sunbury-on-Thames - 14 £396 - 1
Staines +3 13 £425 -15.00% 1
Guildford -12 10 £400 - 14
Camberley - 3 £260 -
Woking -14 2 £400 +42.22% 3
Leatherhead -1 1 £325 +1.56% 7
Godstone - 1 £375 -
Weybridge - 1 - - 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 109 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (44.74%) Test Automation
3 53 (27.89%) Finance
4 46 (24.21%) Scrum
4 46 (24.21%) DevOps
5 44 (23.16%) Cucumber
6 42 (22.11%) Docker
7 41 (21.58%) SDLC
7 41 (21.58%) CSS
8 38 (20.00%) JIRA
8 38 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 38 (20.00%) Node.js
9 37 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (18.95%) SQL
11 34 (17.89%) JavaScript
11 34 (17.89%) Selenium
11 34 (17.89%) Test Strategy
12 32 (16.84%) BDD
13 31 (16.32%) User Experience
14 30 (15.79%) Git (software)
14 30 (15.79%) Manual Testing
15 29 (15.26%) Protractor
15 29 (15.26%) Jenkins
16 28 (14.74%) User Stories
17 27 (14.21%) Enterprise Software
18 25 (13.16%) Java
18 25 (13.16%) Python
18 25 (13.16%) BrowserStack
19 24 (12.63%) Mentoring
19 24 (12.63%) Configuration Management

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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:

Application Platforms
1 22 (11.58%) Confluence
2 6 (3.16%) ArcGIS
3 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.16%) BrowserStack
2 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.32%) Lucidchart
4 10 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.74%) Office 365
6 5 (2.63%) GitHub
7 2 (1.05%) SaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.53%) IaaS
8 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.53%) Slack
8 1 (0.53%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) HTTP
1 1 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.05%) Power BI
3 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) DTS
4 1 (0.53%) GIS
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (23.16%) Cucumber
2 38 (20.00%) JIRA
3 34 (17.89%) Selenium
4 30 (15.79%) Git (software)
5 29 (15.26%) Jenkins
5 29 (15.26%) Protractor
6 22 (11.58%) SoapUI
7 18 (9.47%) JMeter
8 14 (7.37%) Travis CI
9 12 (6.32%) Maven
9 12 (6.32%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (5.79%) Jasmine
11 10 (5.26%) JUnit
11 10 (5.26%) WebDriver
12 9 (4.74%) SonarQube
12 9 (4.74%) Visual Studio
13 7 (3.68%) Mocha
14 5 (2.63%) Appium
14 5 (2.63%) git-flow
15 4 (2.11%) GitLab
General
1 53 (27.89%) Finance
2 9 (4.74%) Retail
3 5 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.11%) Legal
5 3 (1.58%) Back Office
5 3 (1.58%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (26.84%) Developer
2 27 (14.21%) Tester
3 19 (10.00%) Angular Developer
3 19 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 18 (9.47%) Analyst
5 17 (8.95%) QA Engineer
6 13 (6.84%) Node.js Developer
7 12 (6.32%) Automation Tester
7 12 (6.32%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 11 (5.79%) QA Automation Tester
9 10 (5.26%) QA Leader
9 10 (5.26%) Test Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (4.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) Test Analyst
12 7 (3.68%) Client Services Manager
12 7 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.58%) CSS
2 38 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 38 (20.00%) Node.js
3 20 (10.53%) Angular 2
4 19 (10.00%) Sass
5 18 (9.47%) HTML
6 12 (6.32%) Web Services
7 10 (5.26%) .NET
8 9 (4.74%) Gherkin
9 7 (3.68%) Chai
10 6 (3.16%) NumPy
11 5 (2.63%) SOAP
12 3 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
13 2 (1.05%) Java EE
13 2 (1.05%) jQuery
13 2 (1.05%) Middleware
13 2 (1.05%) Spring
13 2 (1.05%) Spring Boot
13 2 (1.05%) Swagger
13 2 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.32%) User Experience
2 27 (14.21%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.21%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) CMDB
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.53%) Fintech
6 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
6 1 (0.53%) PMI
6 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.53%) Social Media
6 1 (0.53%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.05%) Linux
2 3 (1.58%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (1.58%) Unix
2 3 (1.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (44.74%) Test Automation
3 46 (24.21%) DevOps
3 46 (24.21%) Scrum
4 41 (21.58%) SDLC
5 37 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (17.89%) Test Strategy
7 32 (16.84%) BDD
8 30 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 28 (14.74%) User Stories
10 24 (12.63%) Configuration Management
10 24 (12.63%) Mentoring
10 24 (12.63%) Release Management
11 23 (12.11%) Project Management
12 22 (11.58%) Regression Testing
13 21 (11.05%) Front End Development
13 21 (11.05%) Open Source
13 21 (11.05%) Software Delivery
14 20 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.95%) SQL
2 34 (17.89%) JavaScript
3 25 (13.16%) Java
3 25 (13.16%) Python
4 15 (7.89%) T-SQL
5 9 (4.74%) C#
6 5 (2.63%) C
7 4 (2.11%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) ES6
8 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.21%) ISTQB
2 6 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.63%) Degree
3 5 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.53%) PMP
5 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.84%) PMO
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (22.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.11%) Puppet
3 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.05%) Grafana
4 2 (1.05%) Graphite
5 1 (0.53%) Ansible
5 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.53%) Oozie
5 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (9.47%) Oracle
2 17 (8.95%) Atlassian
3 11 (5.79%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.21%) SAP
5 7 (3.68%) HP
6 5 (2.63%) Planview
7 3 (1.58%) Google
8 2 (1.05%) Workday
9 1 (0.53%) Adobe
9 1 (0.53%) BMC
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco
9 1 (0.53%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.53%) Facebook
9 1 (0.53%) Informatica
9 1 (0.53%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.53%) Remedy
9 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.53%) Twitter