Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 67 84
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 -21
Contract jobs citing QA 88 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.19% 2.87% 2.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.11% 22.92% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 45 27
Surrey median daily rate £350 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +15.52%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £250
90th Percentile £528 £590 £524
South East median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Surrey median hourly rate - £26.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.23% -
South East median hourly rate £33.65 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.61% +11.11% +62.51%

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 337 288 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 12.22% 12.53% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 151 138
Surrey median daily rate £423 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +5.88% +14.09%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £213
90th Percentile £575 £601 £556
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Surrey median hourly rate £19.63 £30.00 £39.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% -23.25% +95.45%
10th Percentile £14.51 £11.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £42.14 £46.88 £60.98
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.41% +26.50%

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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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 - 19 £475 - 5
Woking +4 18 £275 -14.06% 4
Guildford +2 9 £375 -31.82% 3
Staines +9 6 £513 +46.43% 1
Leatherhead +1 4 £300 -42.86%
Redhill -7 4 - -
Horley - 2 £400 -
Farnham +15 1 £213 -
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Cobham - 1 £250 -
Dorking - 1 £388 -
Epsom - 1 £400 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (31.82%) Regression Testing
4 25 (28.41%) Finance
5 24 (27.27%) Python
6 23 (26.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 20 (22.73%) Scrum
8 18 (20.45%) Publishing
8 18 (20.45%) XML
8 18 (20.45%) XSLT
9 17 (19.32%) JUnit
9 17 (19.32%) Internet
10 16 (18.18%) XQuery
10 16 (18.18%) MarkLogic
10 16 (18.18%) Content Analysis
11 15 (17.05%) SQL
12 14 (15.91%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (13.64%) Java
13 12 (13.64%) Release Management
14 11 (12.50%) Manual Testing
14 11 (12.50%) Software Testing
14 11 (12.50%) SDLC
15 10 (11.36%) PMO
15 10 (11.36%) Degree
15 10 (11.36%) BDD
15 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (11.36%) Test Strategy
15 10 (11.36%) C#
15 10 (11.36%) HP

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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 3 (3.41%) Confluence
2 2 (2.27%) Apache
2 2 (2.27%) nginx
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Lawson
1 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.68%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) Internet
2 6 (6.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.14%) SMS
3 1 (1.14%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.14%) VoIP
3 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) MarkLogic
2 6 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) Power BI
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (26.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (19.32%) JUnit
3 9 (10.23%) JIRA
4 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.68%) Appium
5 5 (5.68%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.68%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.68%) Selenium
6 4 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.41%) MSBuild
7 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.27%) NUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Protractor
8 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.27%) Subversion
9 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.14%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.14%) TestRail
9 1 (1.14%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 18 (20.45%) Publishing
3 7 (7.95%) Legal
4 3 (3.41%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.41%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) Advertising
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
6 1 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Developer
2 13 (14.77%) Analyst
2 13 (14.77%) QA Engineer
3 10 (11.36%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Python Developer
4 7 (7.95%) Tester
4 7 (7.95%) UAT Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Release Manager
6 4 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.55%) QA Tester
6 4 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Configuration Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.41%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.45%) XML
1 18 (20.45%) XSLT
2 5 (5.68%) React Native
2 5 (5.68%) Spring
3 4 (4.55%) J2EE
3 4 (4.55%) Web Services
4 3 (3.41%) .NET
4 3 (3.41%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.27%) CSS
5 2 (2.27%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.27%) Java EE
5 2 (2.27%) SOAP
5 2 (2.27%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Node.js
6 1 (1.14%) OAuth
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.14%) REST
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.41%) User Experience
2 3 (3.41%) Video\Live Streaming
2 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.27%) CMDB
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.14%) CCTV
4 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Unix
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
3 3 (3.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (31.82%) Regression Testing
4 20 (22.73%) Scrum
4 20 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 16 (18.18%) Content Analysis
6 14 (15.91%) Scenario Testing
7 12 (13.64%) Release Management
8 11 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 11 (12.50%) SDLC
8 11 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.36%) BDD
9 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (11.36%) Test Strategy
10 9 (10.23%) Project Management
11 7 (7.95%) Defect Management
11 7 (7.95%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.82%) TDD
12 6 (6.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.27%) Python
2 16 (18.18%) XQuery
3 15 (17.05%) SQL
4 12 (13.64%) Java
5 10 (11.36%) C#
6 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.68%) C
7 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.55%) C++
9 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.14%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.14%) Perl
10 1 (1.14%) PHP
10 1 (1.14%) R
10 1 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 6 (6.82%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.27%) ISEB
3 2 (2.27%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.27%) PMP
4 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) PMO
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.14%) GAAP
3 1 (1.14%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.41%) Puppet
3 1 (1.14%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (11.36%) HP
2 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.55%) Workday
5 3 (3.41%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.27%) SAP
7 1 (1.14%) Apple
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle