Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 57 81
Rank change year-on-year +13 +24 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 113 63 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 4.09% 3.12% 2.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.71% 23.60% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 45 31
Surrey median daily rate £394 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £231 £279 £300
90th Percentile £538 £590 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Surrey median hourly rate - £14.00 £61.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.24% -
South East median hourly rate £40.31 £23.34 £39.00
% change year-on-year +72.69% -40.15% +126.09%

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 368 267 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.30% 13.23% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 160 159
Surrey median daily rate £425 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -5.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £198
90th Percentile £575 £614 £578
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 17
Surrey median hourly rate £19.63 £14.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.05% -70.50% +150.00%
10th Percentile £14.51 £11.25 £21.42
90th Percentile £42.14 £36.88 £62.55
South East median hourly rate £26.83 £17.43 £30.00
% change year-on-year +53.94% -41.90% +63.22%

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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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -16 28 £551 +100.18% 9
Woking +7 20 £281 -12.11% 4
Guildford +8 11 £400 -27.27% 11
Staines +7 10 £500 +42.86% 1
Redhill -5 6 £500 +20.48%
Leatherhead - 2 £320 - 4
Horley - 2 £400 -
Farnham +12 1 £213 -
Epsom - 1 £400 - 2
Cobham - 1 £250 -
Dorking - 1 £388 - 1
Oxted - 1 £375 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (28.32%) Regression Testing
4 29 (25.66%) Scrum
5 28 (24.78%) Python
6 27 (23.89%) Finance
6 27 (23.89%) Test Automation
7 24 (21.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (17.70%) Publishing
8 20 (17.70%) XML
8 20 (17.70%) XSLT
9 19 (16.81%) Internet
9 19 (16.81%) SDLC
10 18 (15.93%) Content Analysis
10 18 (15.93%) MarkLogic
10 18 (15.93%) XQuery
10 18 (15.93%) JUnit
11 17 (15.04%) SQL
12 16 (14.16%) Release Management
13 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
14 14 (12.39%) JIRA
14 14 (12.39%) Manual Testing
14 14 (12.39%) Scenario Testing
15 13 (11.50%) Java
15 13 (11.50%) Project Management
16 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
16 12 (10.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (10.62%) Degree
16 12 (10.62%) PMO
17 11 (9.73%) Test Strategy

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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 5 (4.42%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Apache
2 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.88%) nginx
2 1 (0.88%) Tornado
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.88%) InDesign
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Lawson
1 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) Sauce Labs
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.54%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.65%) Office 365
5 2 (1.77%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.88%) IaaS
6 1 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.81%) Internet
2 5 (4.42%) Firewall
3 2 (1.77%) SMS
4 1 (0.88%) LAN
4 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.88%) VoIP
4 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.93%) MarkLogic
2 5 (4.42%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Power BI
5 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (21.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (15.93%) JUnit
3 14 (12.39%) JIRA
4 8 (7.08%) Appium
4 8 (7.08%) HP UFT
5 7 (6.19%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
6 6 (5.31%) Protractor
6 6 (5.31%) Selenium
7 5 (4.42%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.54%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.54%) Travis CI
9 3 (2.65%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.77%) Mocha
10 2 (1.77%) NUnit
10 2 (1.77%) Subversion
10 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.88%) JMeter
11 1 (0.88%) Toad
11 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (23.89%) Finance
2 20 (17.70%) Publishing
3 7 (6.19%) Legal
4 6 (5.31%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.65%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.77%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Developer
2 17 (15.04%) QA Engineer
3 15 (13.27%) Analyst
4 10 (8.85%) Test Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Tester
6 7 (6.19%) Python Developer
6 7 (6.19%) UAT Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Angular Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.42%) Release Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Applications Tester
8 4 (3.54%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.54%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.54%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.54%) QA Tester
9 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (2.65%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.70%) XML
1 20 (17.70%) XSLT
2 7 (6.19%) React Native
2 7 (6.19%) Web Services
3 6 (5.31%) Node.js
4 5 (4.42%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.42%) CSS
4 5 (4.42%) Sass
4 5 (4.42%) Spring
5 4 (3.54%) J2EE
5 4 (3.54%) RESTful
5 4 (3.54%) SOAP
6 3 (2.65%) .NET
6 3 (2.65%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.65%) Java EE
6 3 (2.65%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.77%) Angular 2
7 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.77%) Chai
7 2 (1.77%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.19%) User Experience
3 6 (5.31%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.77%) CMDB
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.88%) CCTV
7 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) Unix
2 5 (4.42%) Linux
3 3 (2.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (28.32%) Regression Testing
4 29 (25.66%) Scrum
5 27 (23.89%) Test Automation
6 19 (16.81%) SDLC
7 18 (15.93%) Content Analysis
8 16 (14.16%) Release Management
9 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
10 14 (12.39%) Manual Testing
10 14 (12.39%) Scenario Testing
11 13 (11.50%) Project Management
12 12 (10.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (9.73%) BDD
13 11 (9.73%) Test Strategy
14 10 (8.85%) Defect Management
14 10 (8.85%) Waterfall
15 9 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.78%) Python
2 18 (15.93%) XQuery
3 17 (15.04%) SQL
4 13 (11.50%) Java
5 9 (7.96%) C#
6 7 (6.19%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.54%) C
8 4 (3.54%) C++
9 3 (2.65%) R
9 3 (2.65%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.77%) PHP
10 2 (1.77%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.88%) ABAP
11 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.88%) Groovy
11 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.88%) Ruby
11 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (10.62%) Degree
2 9 (7.96%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.54%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.77%) PMP
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.62%) PMO
2 2 (1.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.88%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.73%) HP
3 6 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.65%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.65%) SAP
4 3 (2.65%) Workday
5 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe
6 1 (0.88%) Apple
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix