The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 66 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.34% 0.36% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
815 754 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.57% 91.73% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 524 283
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £13.10 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.74 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) .NET

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Bristol
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