Period
to 22 August 2018

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 22 August 2018 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 55 80
Rank change year-on-year -15 +25 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 95 87 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.92% 3.46% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.13% 32.22% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 74 40
Surrey median daily rate £419 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +2.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £290
90th Percentile £658 £680 £579
South East median daily rate £403 £388 £398
% change year-on-year +3.87% -2.58% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Surrey median hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.81% -16.80% +35.87%
10th Percentile £12.23 £16.25 £22.63
90th Percentile £37.88 £32.50 £42.88
South East median hourly rate £33.25 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.00% - -31.03%

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 472 270 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 14.51% 10.74% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 208 164
Surrey median daily rate £455 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% -0.58% +0.59%
10th Percentile £261 £300 £261
90th Percentile £642 £603 £612
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Surrey median hourly rate £14.45 £18.56 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.15% +6.83% -31.86%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.80 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.35 £32.50 £44.00
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.56 £17.44
% change year-on-year +15.02% +12.19% -6.20%

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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 22 August 2018.

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 6 months to 22 August 2018.

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 6 months to 22 August 2018. 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 +3 35 £413 +10.00% 5
Redhill +24 11 £475 -
Staines -19 8 £500 -14.53% 3
Epsom -1 5 £350 -17.65%
Sunbury-on-Thames -17 3 £390 -47.47% 1
Leatherhead +2 2 £375 +25.00% 4
Camberley - 2 £450 -
Cobham - 1 £325 -
Farnham - 1 £350 - 1
Weybridge - 1 - -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2018, 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 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.79%) Test Automation
3 31 (32.63%) Finance
4 27 (28.42%) Scrum
5 23 (24.21%) SQL
5 23 (24.21%) SDLC
6 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 18 (18.95%) Selenium
8 15 (15.79%) C#
8 15 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (13.68%) Project Management
10 12 (12.63%) Python
10 12 (12.63%) Retail
10 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
11 11 (11.58%) SpecFlow
11 11 (11.58%) Release Management
11 11 (11.58%) Degree
11 11 (11.58%) Business Continuity
11 11 (11.58%) SAP
12 10 (10.53%) CSS
12 10 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (10.53%) Node.js
12 10 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (10.53%) User Experience
13 9 (9.47%) Scenario Testing
13 9 (9.47%) AngularJS
14 8 (8.42%) Cucumber
14 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server

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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 (4.21%) Confluence
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) OrCAD
2 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.05%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.05%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) Force.com
2 2 (2.11%) Lucidchart
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) HTTP
2 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.05%) DVB
3 1 (1.05%) FTP
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.16%) DTS
4 2 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (18.95%) Selenium
2 11 (11.58%) SpecFlow
3 8 (8.42%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.42%) JIRA
3 8 (8.42%) JMeter
3 8 (8.42%) Protractor
3 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.42%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.21%) HP UFT
4 4 (4.21%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.16%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.16%) TestRail
5 3 (3.16%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.05%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.05%) GitLab
7 1 (1.05%) Katalon Studio
7 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.05%) Zephyr
General
1 31 (32.63%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Back Office
3 3 (3.16%) Electronics
3 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.16%) Marketing
3 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.11%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Analyst
2 20 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 17 (17.89%) Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Tester
5 8 (8.42%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (8.42%) QA Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Client Services Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Developer in Test
6 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.37%) QA Tester
6 7 (7.37%) Test Automation Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Configuration Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Angular Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Pensions Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.21%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Software Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) CSS
1 10 (10.53%) Node.js
2 9 (9.47%) AngularJS
3 6 (6.32%) Angular 2
3 6 (6.32%) HTML
4 5 (5.26%) Sass
5 4 (4.21%) .NET
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (3.16%) Web Services
6 3 (3.16%) XML
7 2 (2.11%) J2EE
7 2 (2.11%) JSON
7 2 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.11%) Visualforce
8 1 (1.05%) Enzyme
8 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.05%) IDoc
8 1 (1.05%) Jest
8 1 (1.05%) Kafka
8 1 (1.05%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
1 10 (10.53%) User Experience
2 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.37%) Virtual Team
3 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) CMDB
6 1 (1.05%) Fintech
6 1 (1.05%) MPEG
6 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.05%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.21%) Windows
2 3 (3.16%) Linux
3 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.79%) Test Automation
3 27 (28.42%) Scrum
4 23 (24.21%) SDLC
5 19 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 13 (13.68%) Project Management
7 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
9 11 (11.58%) Business Continuity
9 11 (11.58%) Release Management
10 10 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (9.47%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
13 7 (7.37%) BDD
13 7 (7.37%) QA Automation
13 7 (7.37%) SDET
13 7 (7.37%) Virtual Team Management
14 6 (6.32%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) C#
3 12 (12.63%) Python
4 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.32%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.26%) Java
6 3 (3.16%) Ruby
7 2 (2.11%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.11%) Groovy
8 1 (1.05%) ABAP
8 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Degree
2 8 (8.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.05%) HND
5 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) PMO
2 2 (2.11%) GxP
2 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.05%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Ansible
2 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
3 2 (2.11%) Salt
4 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.05%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) SAP
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) Oracle
4 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.11%) Apple
5 2 (2.11%) BMC
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco
5 2 (2.11%) Google
5 2 (2.11%) Remedy
5 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.05%) DoubleClick
6 1 (1.05%) Facebook
6 1 (1.05%) HP
6 1 (1.05%) Planview
6 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.05%) Twitter
6 1 (1.05%) VMware
6 1 (1.05%) Wrike