The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 142 190 191
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 19 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.10% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 10
Median daily rate £413 £375 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £343 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £418 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
QA Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3239 5432 5593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.66% 94.67% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2626 4186 4158
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 95 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the City of London region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (66.67%) Selenium
4 20 (60.61%) Test Automation
4 20 (60.61%) WebDriver
5 17 (51.52%) BDD
6 14 (42.42%) Cucumber
6 14 (42.42%) Java
7 13 (39.39%) TDD
8 10 (30.30%) Pair Programming
9 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
10 8 (24.24%) Scrum
10 8 (24.24%) .NET
10 8 (24.24%) Web Services
10 8 (24.24%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (21.21%) Apple iOS
11 7 (21.21%) Android
11 7 (21.21%) QA Automation
11 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
12 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
12 6 (18.18%) C#
12 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
13 5 (15.15%) Jetty
13 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
13 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
13 5 (15.15%) Appium
13 5 (15.15%) Node.js
13 5 (15.15%) Jasmine
13 5 (15.15%) Capybara
13 5 (15.15%) AngularJS

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (15.15%) Jetty
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (9.09%) Big Data
1 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) HPCC
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) Selenium
2 20 (60.61%) WebDriver
3 14 (42.42%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.15%) Appium
4 5 (15.15%) Capybara
4 5 (15.15%) Jasmine
4 5 (15.15%) JUnit
5 4 (12.12%) NUnit
5 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
6 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 3 (9.09%) Robotium
6 3 (9.09%) WATIR
6 3 (9.09%) Xcode
7 2 (6.06%) JIRA
7 2 (6.06%) Mocha
7 2 (6.06%) Protractor
7 2 (6.06%) RSpec
7 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
1 8 (24.24%) RabbitMQ
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
2 5 (15.15%) Node.js
3 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.09%) Kafka
4 3 (9.09%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) SOAP
6 1 (3.03%) CSS
6 1 (3.03%) HTML
6 1 (3.03%) JSON
6 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.03%) Swaptions
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Android
1 7 (21.21%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (60.61%) Test Automation
3 17 (51.52%) BDD
4 13 (39.39%) TDD
5 10 (30.30%) Pair Programming
6 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Scrum
8 7 (21.21%) QA Automation
8 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
9 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
10 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Agile Testing
11 4 (12.12%) ATDD
11 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Build Automation
12 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
12 3 (9.09%) SDLC
12 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) C#
2 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby
5 3 (9.09%) Scala
6 2 (6.06%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) ECMAScript
7 1 (3.03%) ES6
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) R
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) SDET
3 2 (6.06%) WCAG
4 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
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