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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 66 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.25% 0.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
742 494 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.10% 90.48% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 317 488
Average daily rate £373 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £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 34 21 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 30 July 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%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) JUnit
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) Hudson
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) JBehave
6 1 (14.29%) WATIR
6 1 (14.29%) Marketing
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) SAP
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) UNIX

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) WATIR
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
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%) RESTful
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle