Period
to 7 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 57 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 83 161 269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Surrey 4.96% 4.64% 6.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.05% 29.17% 40.45%
Number of salaries quoted 60 133 208
Median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £66,375 £75,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +10.47%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Surrey
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 224 552 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.40% 15.90% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 145 463 534
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.91% +8.42% +5.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Surrey

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Salary Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Surrey.

Salary trend for QA in Surrey

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Salary Histogram in Surrey

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Surrey over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Salary histogram for QA in Surrey

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Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 7 March 2021. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +3 28 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Reigate +21 7 £110,000 +76.00% 4
Epsom +19 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Redhill +6 6 £53,750 +43.33%
Woking +25 5 £30,000 -53.85%
Dorking +7 4 - - 2
Weybridge - 4 £38,500 -
Leatherhead +19 2 £40,000 -6.98% 4
Godalming -8 2 £35,750 -42.80%
Chertsey - 2 £22,500 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for QA.

1 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (49.40%) Test Automation
3 34 (40.96%) Azure
4 27 (32.53%) C#
5 26 (31.33%) Selenium
6 24 (28.92%) .NET
7 21 (25.30%) Finance
7 21 (25.30%) DevOps
8 20 (24.10%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (21.69%) JavaScript
11 16 (19.28%) SDLC
11 16 (19.28%) Fintech
12 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
12 14 (16.87%) Degree
13 13 (15.66%) SpecFlow
13 13 (15.66%) API Testing
14 12 (14.46%) Scrum
14 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
15 11 (13.25%) .NET Framework
16 10 (12.05%) Manual Testing
16 10 (12.05%) Git (software)
16 10 (12.05%) CSS
16 10 (12.05%) Windows
16 10 (12.05%) HTML
17 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
17 9 (10.84%) SQL
17 9 (10.84%) Performance Testing
17 9 (10.84%) JIRA
17 9 (10.84%) ISTQB

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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 4 (4.82%) Confluence
1 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.82%) WordPress
2 3 (3.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Figma
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.96%) Azure
2 6 (7.23%) AWS
3 4 (4.82%) SaaS
4 3 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.61%) BrowserStack
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (2.41%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (2.41%) Bitrise
5 2 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (1.20%) GCP
6 1 (1.20%) NuGet
6 1 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) Intranet
2 3 (3.61%) DHCP
2 3 (3.61%) Firewall
2 3 (3.61%) LAN
2 3 (3.61%) VPN
2 3 (3.61%) WAN
3 2 (2.41%) Extranet
3 2 (2.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) Big Data
3 1 (1.20%) HBase
3 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Selenium
2 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
3 13 (15.66%) SpecFlow
4 10 (12.05%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.84%) JIRA
6 8 (9.64%) Postman
6 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (8.43%) Appium
8 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.82%) Protractor
9 3 (3.61%) Cypress.io
9 3 (3.61%) JMeter
10 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.41%) git-flow
10 2 (2.41%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.41%) TestCafe
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
2 6 (7.23%) Electronics
2 6 (7.23%) Law
3 3 (3.61%) Billing
3 3 (3.61%) Games
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) QA Engineer
2 13 (15.66%) Automation Engineer
2 13 (15.66%) QA Automation Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Tester
5 7 (8.43%) QA Tester
6 6 (7.23%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Head of Development
7 5 (6.02%) Head of Software Development
7 5 (6.02%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.82%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) IT Support
9 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.05%) CSS
3 10 (12.05%) HTML
4 7 (8.43%) AngularJS
4 7 (8.43%) HTML5
4 7 (8.43%) React
5 6 (7.23%) REST
5 6 (7.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (6.02%) Node.js
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.82%) Entity Framework
7 4 (4.82%) Ionic Framework
7 4 (4.82%) jQuery
8 3 (3.61%) CSS3
8 3 (3.61%) Web Services
8 3 (3.61%) WebdriverIO
9 2 (2.41%) Vue.js
10 1 (1.20%) Chai
10 1 (1.20%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) User Experience
3 4 (4.82%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.61%) Social Media
5 2 (2.41%) Acoustics
5 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.41%) Analogue Electronics
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.20%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.20%) iPhone
6 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.61%) Android
3 3 (3.61%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (49.40%) Test Automation
3 21 (25.30%) DevOps
4 20 (24.10%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (19.28%) Fintech
6 16 (19.28%) SDLC
7 13 (15.66%) API Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Scrum
8 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.05%) Manual Testing
10 9 (10.84%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.23%) Coaching
11 6 (7.23%) Data Ingestion
11 6 (7.23%) Data Transformation
11 6 (7.23%) Mathematics
11 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.02%) Data Engineering
12 5 (6.02%) Front End Development
12 5 (6.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.53%) C#
2 18 (21.69%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.84%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) C
5 5 (6.02%) Java
6 4 (4.82%) Python
6 4 (4.82%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.41%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) VC++
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) Groovy
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
9 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Degree
2 9 (10.84%) ISTQB
2 9 (10.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (9.64%) ISEB
4 3 (3.61%) CCNA
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.61%) MCSA
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) PMO
3 2 (2.41%) GDPR
3 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.20%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.41%) Terraform
4 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Xceptor
3 5 (6.02%) Adobe
4 3 (3.61%) Sophos
5 2 (2.41%) EMC
5 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.41%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.20%) Atlassian