Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 79 72
Rank change year-on-year +38 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 159 63 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 4.91% 2.36% 2.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.38% 21.14% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 49 38
Surrey median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £281 £309
90th Percentile £588 £500 £608
South East median daily rate £434 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +11.94% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Surrey median hourly rate £24.75 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.43% -22.22% -2.17%
10th Percentile £12.23 £16.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £37.88 £18.75 £40.75
South East median hourly rate £33.25 £21.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +56.47% -5.56% -2.17%

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 491 298 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 15.15% 11.18% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 238 145
Surrey median daily rate £470 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £300 £287 £260
90th Percentile £625 £550 £613
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Surrey median hourly rate £17.00 £18.56 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.42% -53.59% +11.75%
10th Percentile £11.33 £15.55 £17.25
90th Percentile £46.40 £39.46 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £22.20 £24.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -8.47% +24.36% -9.51%

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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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +13 44 £525 +31.25% 11
Redhill +12 15 £500 - 2
Staines -5 13 £438 -16.67% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 9 £396 - 1
Guildford -25 5 £450 +20.00% 6
Epsom +6 3 £350 -17.65% 1
Camberley - 3 £355 - 3
Leatherhead +2 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Weybridge - 2 - -
Woking -1 1 £400 +33.33%
Cobham - 1 £325 -
Farnham - 1 £350 - 2
Godstone - 1 £375 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 86 (54.09%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (44.03%) Test Automation
3 38 (23.90%) Finance
4 37 (23.27%) Scrum
5 36 (22.64%) Node.js
6 35 (22.01%) CSS
7 33 (20.75%) AngularJS
8 32 (20.13%) Cucumber
9 31 (19.50%) JIRA
10 28 (17.61%) User Experience
11 27 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (16.98%) SQL
12 26 (16.35%) BDD
13 25 (15.72%) Test Strategy
13 25 (15.72%) SDLC
13 25 (15.72%) Selenium
14 24 (15.09%) Protractor
15 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
16 22 (13.84%) Python
17 21 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (13.21%) TDD
18 20 (12.58%) Manual Testing
18 20 (12.58%) Front End Development
18 20 (12.58%) DevOps
18 20 (12.58%) Angular 2
19 19 (11.95%) Project Management
20 17 (10.69%) HTML
20 17 (10.69%) Java
20 17 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
20 17 (10.69%) Docker

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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 14 (8.81%) Confluence
2 6 (3.77%) ArcGIS
3 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.63%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.63%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.06%) BrowserStack
2 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.29%) Lucidchart
4 6 (3.77%) Office 365
5 2 (1.26%) Force.com
5 2 (1.26%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.63%) IaaS
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.52%) HTTP
2 3 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.63%) DVB
3 1 (0.63%) FTP
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.52%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.89%) DTS
4 2 (1.26%) Big Data
4 2 (1.26%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.26%) MySQL
4 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) GIS
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (20.13%) Cucumber
2 31 (19.50%) JIRA
3 25 (15.72%) Selenium
4 24 (15.09%) Protractor
5 14 (8.81%) SoapUI
6 13 (8.18%) Git (software)
7 12 (7.55%) Travis CI
8 11 (6.92%) JMeter
9 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio
10 9 (5.66%) Jasmine
10 9 (5.66%) Jenkins
11 6 (3.77%) SpecFlow
11 6 (3.77%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.52%) Appium
12 4 (2.52%) Maven
12 4 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.89%) GitLab
13 3 (1.89%) NeoLoad
13 3 (1.89%) TestNG
13 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (23.90%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Retail
3 4 (2.52%) Legal
3 4 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.89%) Back Office
4 3 (1.89%) Marketing
5 2 (1.26%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (28.93%) Developer
2 22 (13.84%) Analyst
3 17 (10.69%) Angular Developer
4 16 (10.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 16 (10.06%) Tester
5 13 (8.18%) QA Engineer
5 13 (8.18%) Test Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Node.js Developer
6 11 (6.92%) QA Tester
7 10 (6.29%) QA Leader
8 9 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (5.03%) Consultant
10 7 (4.40%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Client Services Manager
10 7 (4.40%) Developer in Test
10 7 (4.40%) QA Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Software Delivery Manager
11 6 (3.77%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.64%) Node.js
2 35 (22.01%) CSS
3 33 (20.75%) AngularJS
4 20 (12.58%) Angular 2
5 17 (10.69%) HTML
5 17 (10.69%) Sass
6 8 (5.03%) .NET
7 6 (3.77%) NumPy
7 6 (3.77%) Web Services
8 3 (1.89%) Chai
8 3 (1.89%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.89%) SOAP
8 3 (1.89%) XML
9 2 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.26%) J2EE
9 2 (1.26%) jQuery
9 2 (1.26%) JSON
9 2 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.26%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.61%) User Experience
2 12 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.03%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.89%) PKI
6 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) Fintech
7 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) MPEG
7 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.03%) Linux
2 6 (3.77%) Windows
3 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (54.09%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (44.03%) Test Automation
3 37 (23.27%) Scrum
4 27 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (16.35%) BDD
6 25 (15.72%) SDLC
6 25 (15.72%) Test Strategy
7 21 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (13.21%) TDD
8 20 (12.58%) DevOps
8 20 (12.58%) Front End Development
8 20 (12.58%) Manual Testing
9 19 (11.95%) Project Management
10 17 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (10.06%) Open Source
12 14 (8.81%) Release Management
12 14 (8.81%) Test Scripting
13 12 (7.55%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (7.55%) QA Automation
14 11 (6.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.98%) SQL
2 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 22 (13.84%) Python
4 17 (10.69%) Java
5 14 (8.81%) C#
6 7 (4.40%) Ruby
6 7 (4.40%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.52%) C
8 2 (1.26%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.26%) Groovy
9 1 (0.63%) ABAP
9 1 (0.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.14%) Degree
3 4 (2.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.63%) HND
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.18%) PMO
2 2 (1.26%) GxP
2 2 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.63%) GAMP
System Software
1 17 (10.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.03%) Puppet
2 7 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.77%) Ansible
4 4 (2.52%) HP ALM
4 4 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.26%) Grafana
5 2 (1.26%) Graphite
5 2 (1.26%) Salt
6 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.63%) Oozie
6 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (6.92%) Atlassian
2 9 (5.66%) SAP
3 5 (3.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.14%) Oracle
4 4 (2.52%) HP
4 4 (2.52%) Planview
5 3 (1.89%) Google
6 2 (1.26%) Apple
6 2 (1.26%) BMC
6 2 (1.26%) Cisco
6 2 (1.26%) Remedy
6 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe
7 1 (0.63%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.63%) Facebook
7 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.63%) Twitter
7 1 (0.63%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) Workday
7 1 (0.63%) Wrike