Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 50 96
Rank change year-on-year -20 +46 -32
Contract jobs citing QA 101 87 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.32% 3.86% 2.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.38% 31.64% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 69 31
Surrey median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £281 £324 £200
90th Percentile £575 £694 £610
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Surrey median hourly rate - £21.75 £61.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.63% +355.56%
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £20.42 £42.25
% change year-on-year +169.34% -51.67% -11.05%

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 432 275 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 14.20% 12.19% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 202 174
Surrey median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% - -
10th Percentile £268 £260 £197
90th Percentile £638 £613 £625
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 33
Surrey median hourly rate £14.45 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.43% -50.00% +75.00%
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.41 £32.50 £59.00
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £18.50 £18.81
% change year-on-year +32.76% -1.66% -12.70%

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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 23 May 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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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 23 May 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 -2 39 £500 +42.86% 5
Redhill +24 10 £475 +10.47% 1
Staines -21 8 £500 -14.53% 4
Epsom +2 5 £344 -19.12% 2
Woking -3 5 £295 -15.71% 1
Guildford -8 4 £460 -13.41% 9
Leatherhead - 3 £210 - 2
Camberley -7 2 £450 -20.35% 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 50 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.62%) Test Automation
3 31 (30.69%) Scrum
4 28 (27.72%) Finance
5 27 (26.73%) SDLC
6 21 (20.79%) Manual Testing
7 19 (18.81%) Selenium
8 17 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (16.83%) SQL
9 16 (15.84%) Regression Testing
9 16 (15.84%) Test Strategy
10 15 (14.85%) Java
11 14 (13.86%) C#
11 14 (13.86%) Software Testing
11 14 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (11.88%) SpecFlow
12 12 (11.88%) Python
12 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
13 11 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (10.89%) Degree
14 10 (9.90%) Coaching
14 10 (9.90%) Web Services
14 10 (9.90%) Visual Studio
15 9 (8.91%) Performance Improvement
15 9 (8.91%) Functional Testing
15 9 (8.91%) Waterfall
15 9 (8.91%) SoapUI
15 9 (8.91%) JIRA
15 9 (8.91%) Ruby
15 9 (8.91%) Defect 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 3 (2.97%) Confluence
2 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.99%) InDesign
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.95%) GitHub
3 4 (3.96%) npm
3 4 (3.96%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (2.97%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.97%) PaaS
5 2 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.98%) Force.com
5 2 (1.98%) Lucidchart
5 2 (1.98%) Office 365
6 1 (0.99%) IaaS
6 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) Internet
2 4 (3.96%) HTTP
3 3 (2.97%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.98%) SMS
5 1 (0.99%) DVB
5 1 (0.99%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.95%) MarkLogic
3 3 (2.97%) MySQL
4 2 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.98%) Power BI
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Selenium
2 12 (11.88%) SpecFlow
3 11 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (9.90%) Visual Studio
5 9 (8.91%) JIRA
5 9 (8.91%) SoapUI
6 8 (7.92%) HP UFT
7 7 (6.93%) LoadRunner
8 6 (5.94%) Protractor
9 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.95%) JUnit
10 4 (3.96%) Appium
10 4 (3.96%) Artifactory
10 4 (3.96%) JMeter
10 4 (3.96%) Mercurial
10 4 (3.96%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (3.96%) SonarQube
10 4 (3.96%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.96%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (27.72%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Publishing
2 5 (4.95%) Retail
3 3 (2.97%) Advertising
3 3 (2.97%) Electronics
3 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Analyst
2 16 (15.84%) Developer
3 15 (14.85%) Test Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) QA Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) QA Manager
6 8 (7.92%) QA Leader
6 8 (7.92%) Tester
7 7 (6.93%) Quality Manager
8 6 (5.94%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Configuration Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Developer in Test
8 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.94%) QA Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Test Automation Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Angular Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Node.js Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Applications Tester
10 4 (3.96%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Client Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) Web Services
2 7 (6.93%) CSS
2 7 (6.93%) Node.js
2 7 (6.93%) XML
3 6 (5.94%) XSLT
4 5 (4.95%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.95%) Sass
5 4 (3.96%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.96%) JSON
5 4 (3.96%) RESTful
6 3 (2.97%) HTML
6 3 (2.97%) React Native
7 2 (1.98%) .NET
7 2 (1.98%) Angular 2
7 2 (1.98%) J2EE
7 2 (1.98%) Java EE
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.98%) SOAP
7 2 (1.98%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
1 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.95%) User Experience
3 4 (3.96%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.98%) PKI
5 1 (0.99%) Fintech
5 1 (0.99%) Mashup
5 1 (0.99%) MPEG
5 1 (0.99%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.97%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.98%) Unix
2 2 (1.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.62%) Test Automation
3 31 (30.69%) Scrum
4 27 (26.73%) SDLC
5 21 (20.79%) Manual Testing
6 17 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (15.84%) Regression Testing
7 16 (15.84%) Test Strategy
8 14 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (13.86%) Software Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Coaching
10 9 (8.91%) Defect Management
10 9 (8.91%) Functional Testing
10 9 (8.91%) Performance Improvement
10 9 (8.91%) QA Automation
10 9 (8.91%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (7.92%) Test Management
12 7 (6.93%) OO
12 7 (6.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.83%) SQL
2 15 (14.85%) Java
3 14 (13.86%) C#
4 12 (11.88%) Python
5 9 (8.91%) Ruby
6 5 (4.95%) XQuery
7 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.98%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.98%) R
10 1 (0.99%) ABAP
10 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.99%) Groovy
10 1 (0.99%) Perl
10 1 (0.99%) PHP
10 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Degree
2 8 (7.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.93%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.97%) ISEB
6 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) IFRS
1 1 (0.99%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) Ansible
2 6 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.94%) Puppet
3 5 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.98%) Salt
5 1 (0.99%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.99%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.99%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.95%) SAP
3 4 (3.96%) HP
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle
5 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.99%) Adobe
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco
6 1 (0.99%) VMware