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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 62 54
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing QA 43 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.57% 2.53% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.62% 22.22% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 16
Median daily rate £440 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £193 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £747 £597 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £31.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +131.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 136 144 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 11.30% 11.37% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 79 72
Median daily rate £425 £450 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -4.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +138.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £19.91 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £42.25 £48.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Surrey over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking +7 10 £445 +48.33% 5
Sunbury-on-Thames - 7 £750 -
Staines +8 5 £585 - 3
Epsom - 5 £425 -
Leatherhead +22 2 £300 -33.33% 2
Reigate -5 2 £400 +25.00% 2
Redhill -20 1 - -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 24 (28.92%) Finance
2 18 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.07%) Validation
4 14 (16.87%) SQL
5 11 (13.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (13.25%) Business Analysis
5 11 (13.25%) Degree
5 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.05%) Life Science
6 10 (12.05%) Project Management
7 9 (10.84%) Law
7 9 (10.84%) C#
7 9 (10.84%) GxP
7 9 (10.84%) Remedy
7 9 (10.84%) Marketing
7 9 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (9.64%) IRCA
8 8 (9.64%) AIX
8 8 (9.64%) Linux
8 8 (9.64%) Service Delivery
8 8 (9.64%) Change Management
8 8 (9.64%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.43%) Publishing
9 7 (8.43%) Java
9 7 (8.43%) Pega
9 7 (8.43%) Test Strategy
9 7 (8.43%) Analytics
10 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing

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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 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.20%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) Drupal
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.20%) JBoss
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Pega PRPC
1 1 (1.20%) SAP HCM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) GitHub
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Internet
2 2 (2.41%) Firewall
2 2 (2.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) Network Security
2 2 (2.41%) SSL
2 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.41%) VPN
3 1 (1.20%) FTP
3 1 (1.20%) GPRS
3 1 (1.20%) GSM
3 1 (1.20%) LTE
3 1 (1.20%) RIP
3 1 (1.20%) UMTS
3 1 (1.20%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database
1 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) Power BI
4 2 (2.41%) MarkLogic
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.20%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.20%) GIS
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.82%) JIRA
2 4 (4.82%) Selenium
2 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.61%) JUnit
3 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.41%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.20%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) Maven
5 1 (1.20%) Subversion
5 1 (1.20%) TestNG
5 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (28.92%) Finance
2 11 (13.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (10.84%) Law
3 9 (10.84%) Marketing
4 7 (8.43%) Publishing
5 5 (6.02%) Electronics
5 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.61%) Banking
7 3 (3.61%) Legal
7 3 (3.61%) Retail
8 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Analyst
2 12 (14.46%) Developer
3 6 (7.23%) Applications Engineer
3 6 (7.23%) Project Manager
3 6 (7.23%) Security Specialist
3 6 (7.23%) Test Analyst
4 5 (6.02%) Architect
4 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.02%) Informatica Developer
4 5 (6.02%) IT Security Specialist
4 5 (6.02%) Pega Architect
4 5 (6.02%) Test Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Business Architect
5 4 (4.82%) CRM Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) QA Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) CSS
2 5 (6.02%) HTML
3 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.82%) jQuery
3 4 (4.82%) REST
3 4 (4.82%) Web Services
4 3 (3.61%) OAuth
4 3 (3.61%) React
4 3 (3.61%) SOAP
4 3 (3.61%) XML
4 3 (3.61%) XSLT
5 2 (2.41%) .NET
6 1 (1.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Life Science
2 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Handset
4 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) AIX
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 6 (7.23%) Solaris
3 4 (4.82%) Windows
4 3 (3.61%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.41%) Unix
6 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.07%) Validation
3 11 (13.25%) Business Analysis
3 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
4 10 (12.05%) Project Management
5 8 (9.64%) Change Management
5 8 (9.64%) Risk Management
5 8 (9.64%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.43%) Analytics
6 7 (8.43%) Test Strategy
7 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.23%) ETL
7 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.02%) CRM
8 5 (6.02%) Marketing Analytics
8 5 (6.02%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.02%) Supplier Management
8 5 (6.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) SQL
2 9 (10.84%) C#
3 7 (8.43%) Java
4 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.02%) Korn
4 5 (6.02%) PL/SQL
4 5 (6.02%) Python
5 2 (2.41%) C
5 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.41%) XQuery
6 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 8 (9.64%) IRCA
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.61%) ISEB
5 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.41%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.41%) PMP
6 1 (1.20%) HND
6 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) GxP
2 4 (4.82%) PMO
3 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.20%) GDPR
4 1 (1.20%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Remedy
2 7 (8.43%) Pega
3 6 (7.23%) Informatica
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle
4 5 (6.02%) Cognos
5 4 (4.82%) HP
5 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.82%) SAP
6 3 (3.61%) VMware
7 2 (2.41%) Workday
8 1 (1.20%) ESRI
8 1 (1.20%) Minitab
8 1 (1.20%) OpenText
8 1 (1.20%) WorldPay