The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 71 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.54% 0.16% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £284 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
853 600 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.12% 93.75% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 359 586
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Engineer
South West

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Bristol region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
4 4 (57.14%) Java
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) JUnit
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) JBehave
6 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 2 (28.57%) UNIX
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) ISEB
7 1 (14.29%) DTV
7 1 (14.29%) Linux
7 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (14.29%) PHP
7 1 (14.29%) SAP
7 1 (14.29%) Web Services
7 1 (14.29%) Marketing
7 1 (14.29%) C#
7 1 (14.29%) TDD

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) JBehave
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Maven
5 1 (14.29%) WATIR
5 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
5 1 (14.29%) Hudson
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) DTV
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
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