The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 196 207 214
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.28% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.30% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.14% -2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £363 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £261 £388
% change year-on-year
+38.75% -32.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 - £20.00
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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 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
5446 6651 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3991 4847 5151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 180
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.78 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 11 (73.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 8 (53.33%) BDD
4 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) TDD
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Ruby
7 4 (26.67%) Kanban
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 3 (20.00%) JBehave
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) FitNesse
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
8 3 (20.00%) Banking
9 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (13.33%) HP

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) JBehave
4 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (20.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) Robotium
5 2 (13.33%) Calabash
6 1 (6.67%) Gradle
6 1 (6.67%) Sahi
6 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.67%) JUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Xcode
6 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.67%) WATIR
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) JMeter
6 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Legal
4 1 (6.67%) Publishing
4 1 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) Mustache
3 1 (6.67%) Sass
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Online Games
3 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) BDD
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Kanban
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
8 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
9 1 (6.67%) DevOps
9 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
9 1 (6.67%) User Stories
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Groovy
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP