Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 40 78
Rank change year-on-year +6 +38 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 36 120 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Surrey 4.24% 4.98% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.07% 41.81% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 98 62
Median daily rate £451 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.99% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £362 £300
90th Percentile £603 £689 £588
South East median daily rate £395 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -12.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £48.75 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.85% +413.16% -63.46%
10th Percentile £21.25 £43.38 £9.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £53.13 £9.75
South East median hourly rate £19.44 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -56.80% +4.65% +97.70%

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 133 287 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 15.65% 11.90% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 215 310
Median daily rate £486 £450 £462
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -2.60% +5.60%
10th Percentile £275 £247 £275
90th Percentile £618 £648 £650
South East median daily rate £400 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.68 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.61% +133.06% -21.89%
Median hourly rate £19.50 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -54.12% +80.85% +25.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in Surrey.

Daily rate trend for QA in Surrey

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Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in Surrey over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for QA in Surrey

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in Surrey.

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 7 July 2020. 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
Woking +15 4 £456 -4.95% 1
Reigate -5 4 - - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames +8 3 £538 +25.29%
Egham - 3 £320 -
Leatherhead +10 2 £250 -47.37%
Cobham +1 2 £375 -
Redhill 0 2 £288 -50.00%
Staines +16 1 - -
Guildford +7 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Camberley - 1 - -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (25.00%) AWS
3 8 (22.22%) Mocha
3 8 (22.22%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle
4 7 (19.44%) ERP
4 7 (19.44%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (16.67%) Serverless
5 6 (16.67%) API Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Azure
5 6 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (16.67%) Terraform
5 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 6 (16.67%) JIRA
5 6 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Kanban
6 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Windows
6 5 (13.89%) Linux
6 5 (13.89%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Open Source
6 5 (13.89%) AWS Step Functions
7 4 (11.11%) Record to Report
7 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Node.js

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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 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (5.56%) JBoss
1 2 (5.56%) nginx
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
1 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.56%) WildFly
2 1 (2.78%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.78%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (2.78%) thinkFolio
3 1 (2.78%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) AWS
2 7 (19.44%) BlazeMeter
3 6 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (16.67%) Azure
3 6 (16.67%) Serverless
4 5 (13.89%) AWS Step Functions
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (5.56%) Akamai
6 2 (5.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (5.56%) AWS CodeBuild
6 2 (5.56%) Cloudflare
6 2 (5.56%) Heroku
6 2 (5.56%) Office 365
6 2 (5.56%) Route 53
7 1 (2.78%) AWS IoT
7 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
7 1 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) DNS
1 2 (5.56%) Skype
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
1 2 (5.56%) tcpdump
1 2 (5.56%) VPN
1 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Essbase
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) Mocha
3 6 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) Cypress.io
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) JMeter
5 2 (5.56%) Postman
5 2 (5.56%) Protractor
5 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) TestCafe
6 1 (2.78%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.78%) Gatling
6 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Analyst
1 5 (13.89%) Developer
2 4 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.56%) AWS Developer
4 2 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) ERP Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Integration Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Product Manager
4 2 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Technology Integration Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Node.js
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) Nightwatchjs
2 3 (8.33%) RESTful
3 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (5.56%) Chai
3 2 (5.56%) Memcached
4 1 (2.78%) Ajax
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) CSS3
4 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) React
4 1 (2.78%) React Native
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (8.33%) SUSE
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (22.22%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) ERP
5 6 (16.67%) API Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Kanban
5 6 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Open Source
7 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Record to Report
7 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.33%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) ES6
4 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) CCNA
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.56%) MCP
1 2 (5.56%) MCSA
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CISSP
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Terraform
2 3 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (8.33%) Consul
2 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Packer
3 2 (5.56%) HAProxy
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.33%) Intel
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (5.56%) Polycom
5 2 (5.56%) Remedy
5 2 (5.56%) Yealink
6 1 (2.78%) Charles River
6 1 (2.78%) SimCorp
6 1 (2.78%) Sitecore