Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 34 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 +32 0
Contract jobs citing QA 104 180 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 5.06% 5.54% 3.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.31% 36.51% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 130 66
Surrey median daily rate £456 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +37.93% -3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £350 £225
90th Percentile £692 £579 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 £24.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year +20.30% +23.15% +8.00%

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 258 493 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 12.55% 15.16% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 338 263
Surrey median daily rate £429 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +13.10% -4.55%
10th Percentile £218 £293 £281
90th Percentile £670 £602 £574
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +164.71% -13.38% -43.93%
10th Percentile £19.00 £11.55 £14.51
90th Percentile £56.50 £46.40 £42.14
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £20.08 £22.00
% change year-on-year +124.16% -8.75% +6.40%

QA
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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 17 £600 +17.07% 8
Staines +23 15 £200 -55.56% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames -3 15 £500 +26.26% 1
Leatherhead +11 10 £325 -13.33%
Guildford +22 7 £311 -32.70% 5
Weybridge +7 7 £360 - 1
Tadworth - 5 £425 - 1
Woking -1 2 £575 +43.75% 3
Epsom +8 1 - - 2
Redhill +3 1 £750 +50.00% 2
Cobham -1 1 - -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 47 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) Test Automation
3 23 (22.12%) C#
3 23 (22.12%) .NET
4 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
4 22 (21.15%) Scrum
5 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
5 21 (20.19%) Azure
6 20 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 20 (19.23%) SDLC
7 19 (18.27%) Project Management
8 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (16.35%) Finance
9 17 (16.35%) HTML
9 17 (16.35%) SQL
9 17 (16.35%) Degree
10 16 (15.38%) JIRA
10 16 (15.38%) Git (software)
10 16 (15.38%) Analytics
11 15 (14.42%) DevOps
12 14 (13.46%) REST
12 14 (13.46%) CSS
13 13 (12.50%) Confluence
13 13 (12.50%) Selenium
13 13 (12.50%) Mentoring
14 12 (11.54%) AngularJS
14 12 (11.54%) Test Strategy
14 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 11 (10.58%) SAP

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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 13 (12.50%) Confluence
2 7 (6.73%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.81%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.96%) Apache
6 1 (0.96%) Appian
6 1 (0.96%) JBoss
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.85%) SimCorp Dimension
1 4 (3.85%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.19%) Azure
2 10 (9.62%) SaaS
3 7 (6.73%) AWS
4 6 (5.77%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (5.77%) Google Analytics
4 6 (5.77%) Power Platform
5 5 (4.81%) NuGet
5 5 (4.81%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.92%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.92%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.96%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.96%) GitHub
7 1 (0.96%) Office 365
7 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) Skype
2 6 (5.77%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.92%) 802.11
3 2 (1.92%) BGP
3 2 (1.92%) EIGRP
3 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.92%) HSRP
3 2 (1.92%) IGRP
3 2 (1.92%) LAN
3 2 (1.92%) MPLS
3 2 (1.92%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (1.92%) WAN
3 2 (1.92%) Wireless
4 1 (0.96%) Internet
4 1 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) Power BI
2 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.81%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.81%) HDInsight
3 5 (4.81%) MS Access
4 2 (1.92%) Essbase
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 16 (15.38%) JIRA
2 13 (12.50%) Selenium
3 9 (8.65%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.69%) Ranorex
5 7 (6.73%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.73%) Protractor
6 6 (5.77%) TestRail
6 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (4.81%) MSBuild
7 5 (4.81%) MSTest
7 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (4.81%) Subversion
7 5 (4.81%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.85%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.88%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.92%) Sourcetree
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Marketing
3 5 (4.81%) Legal
4 4 (3.85%) Back Office
4 4 (3.85%) Electronics
5 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.96%) Banking
7 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.96%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (19.23%) Developer
2 14 (13.46%) Analyst
3 8 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 7 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) QA Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (5.77%) C# Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Test Manager
5 6 (5.77%) Tester
6 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (4.81%) Digital Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) Insight Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) Programme Manager
6 5 (4.81%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (4.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Software Developer
6 5 (4.81%) Web Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) .NET
2 17 (16.35%) HTML
3 14 (13.46%) CSS
3 14 (13.46%) REST
4 12 (11.54%) AngularJS
5 9 (8.65%) Node.js
5 9 (8.65%) React
6 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (7.69%) JSON
7 5 (4.81%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.81%) XML
8 4 (3.85%) WebdriverIO
9 3 (2.88%) Sass
10 2 (1.92%) 802.1X
10 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.96%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.96%) Java EE
11 1 (0.96%) OSGi
11 1 (0.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Analytical Mindset
2 5 (4.81%) Data Structures
2 5 (4.81%) User Experience
3 4 (3.85%) Acoustics
3 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.85%) Smart Home
4 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.88%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.92%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.96%) PMI
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Windows
2 9 (8.65%) Linux
3 7 (6.73%) Windows 8
4 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.92%) AIX
6 2 (1.92%) Unix
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) Test Automation
3 22 (21.15%) Scrum
4 20 (19.23%) SDLC
4 20 (19.23%) Unit Testing
5 19 (18.27%) Project Management
6 16 (15.38%) Analytics
7 15 (14.42%) DevOps
8 13 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 11 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (10.58%) Project Delivery
10 11 (10.58%) Risk Management
11 10 (9.62%) Coaching
11 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
11 10 (9.62%) MVC
11 10 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 9 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.12%) C#
2 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
3 17 (16.35%) SQL
4 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.73%) Python
5 5 (4.81%) R
6 4 (3.85%) C
6 4 (3.85%) Java
7 3 (2.88%) Ruby
8 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (16.35%) Degree
2 8 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.81%) ISEB
4 4 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.85%) Master's Degree
4 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.85%) PMO
3 3 (2.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.96%) GxP
4 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Docker
2 6 (5.77%) LXC
3 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) HP ALM
1 5 (4.81%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.96%) Terraform
2 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.58%) SAP
3 10 (9.62%) Oracle
4 9 (8.65%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.77%) Adobe
5 6 (5.77%) Ensighten
5 6 (5.77%) Google
5 6 (5.77%) Tealium
6 5 (4.81%) HP
6 5 (4.81%) Minitab
6 5 (4.81%) Workday
7 4 (3.85%) Charles River
7 4 (3.85%) SimCorp
8 3 (2.88%) Cisco
9 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.92%) Citrix
10 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.96%) VMware