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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 79 51
Rank change year-on-year +29 -28  
Contract jobs citing QA 45 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.76% 1.67% 3.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.69% 13.58% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 24
Median daily rate £515 £425 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.17% +27.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £590 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £61.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.41% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

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 142 162 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 11.87% 12.30% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 90 88
Median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £205 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £682 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 1
Median hourly rate £22.25 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.42% +125.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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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 30 March 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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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 30 March 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
Staines - 7 £585 - 4
Woking +2 6 £265 -26.89% 2
Sunbury-on-Thames - 6 £656 -
Guildford +5 5 £531 +18.05% 3
Redhill -7 4 £430 - 1
Reigate - 2 £325 - 1
Camberley +4 1 £565 -4.23%
Epsom +2 1 £425 -
Horley - 1 £450 -
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South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) Regression Testing
3 15 (19.23%) Python
4 14 (17.95%) Publishing
5 13 (16.67%) Finance
5 13 (16.67%) XML
5 13 (16.67%) XSLT
5 13 (16.67%) Internet
5 13 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (15.38%) Validation
7 11 (14.10%) SQL
7 11 (14.10%) Degree
7 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
8 10 (12.82%) Project Management
9 9 (11.54%) Java
9 9 (11.54%) JUnit
9 9 (11.54%) XQuery
9 9 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (11.54%) MarkLogic
9 9 (11.54%) Marketing
10 8 (10.26%) Selenium
10 8 (10.26%) Integration Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Content Analysis
10 8 (10.26%) C#
10 8 (10.26%) Linux
11 7 (8.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
11 7 (8.97%) Law
11 7 (8.97%) Scrum
11 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills

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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 1 (1.28%) Apache
1 1 (1.28%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.28%) CMS
1 1 (1.28%) Drupal
1 1 (1.28%) IIS
1 1 (1.28%) JBoss
1 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) MS Project
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) VPN
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
3 2 (2.56%) Network Security
3 2 (2.56%) SSL
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.28%) FTP
4 1 (1.28%) GPRS
4 1 (1.28%) GSM
4 1 (1.28%) LTE
4 1 (1.28%) RIP
4 1 (1.28%) UMTS
4 1 (1.28%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) MarkLogic
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.28%) GIS
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.28%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) JUnit
1 9 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.26%) Selenium
3 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 14 (17.95%) Publishing
2 13 (16.67%) Finance
3 9 (11.54%) Marketing
4 7 (8.97%) Law
4 7 (8.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (7.69%) Legal
6 4 (5.13%) Banking
6 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.85%) Electronics
7 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.85%) Retail
8 2 (2.56%) Advertising
8 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Analyst
2 7 (8.97%) Project Manager
2 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
3 6 (7.69%) Developer
3 6 (7.69%) Quality Manager
4 5 (6.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Architect
5 4 (5.13%) QA Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Business Architect
6 3 (3.85%) CRM Architect
6 3 (3.85%) IT Manager
6 3 (3.85%) QA Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) XML
1 13 (16.67%) XSLT
2 4 (5.13%) .NET
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
3 3 (3.85%) SOAP
3 3 (3.85%) Web Services
4 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.56%) RESTful
5 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Life Science
3 2 (2.56%) Biotechnology
3 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Handset
4 1 (1.28%) iPad
4 1 (1.28%) iPhone
4 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Linux
2 5 (6.41%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Solaris
3 3 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.56%) Unix
5 1 (1.28%) Android
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) Regression Testing
3 13 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (15.38%) Validation
5 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
6 10 (12.82%) Project Management
7 8 (10.26%) Content Analysis
7 8 (10.26%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.97%) Business Analysis
8 7 (8.97%) Performance Testing
8 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.97%) Scrum
9 6 (7.69%) Content Management
9 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.69%) CRM
9 6 (7.69%) QMS
9 6 (7.69%) Quality Management
9 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.69%) TDD
9 6 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) Python
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 9 (11.54%) Java
3 9 (11.54%) XQuery
4 8 (10.26%) C#
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) Korn
6 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.56%) ISEB
3 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) GxP
1 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.28%) GMP
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
2 1 (1.28%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.69%) Pega
2 5 (6.41%) SAP
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.85%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) Informatica
4 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) Cognos
5 2 (2.56%) Workday
6 1 (1.28%) Avaya
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco
6 1 (1.28%) ESRI
6 1 (1.28%) Minitab
6 1 (1.28%) Nokia
6 1 (1.28%) OpenText
6 1 (1.28%) Remedy
6 1 (1.28%) WorldPay
Woking, Surrey
Experis Ltd
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