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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 135 141 184
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +43
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 7
Median daily rate £475 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £385 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £490 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2800 2923 4882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 95.74% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2236 2287 3768
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 78
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, 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 36 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (63.89%) Selenium
2 23 (63.89%) Test Automation
3 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (36.11%) Java
5 12 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 12 (33.33%) QA Automation
6 11 (30.56%) Node.js
7 10 (27.78%) BDD
7 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
7 10 (27.78%) TDD
7 10 (27.78%) Pair Programming
8 9 (25.00%) Process Improvement
8 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
9 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Scrum
10 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (19.44%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (19.44%) Jetty
11 6 (16.67%) Release Management
11 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 6 (16.67%) DbUnit
11 6 (16.67%) Robot Framework
11 6 (16.67%) SDLC
11 6 (16.67%) Big Data
11 6 (16.67%) Banking
12 5 (13.89%) NUnit
12 5 (13.89%) JavaScript

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 7 (19.44%) Jetty
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (16.67%) Big Data
3 5 (13.89%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 23 (63.89%) Selenium
2 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 6 (16.67%) DbUnit
3 6 (16.67%) Robot Framework
4 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.89%) NUnit
5 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.33%) Appium
6 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.56%) Android Studio
7 2 (5.56%) Mocha
7 2 (5.56%) Xcode
8 1 (2.78%) CasperJS
8 1 (2.78%) JIRA
8 1 (2.78%) PHPUnit
8 1 (2.78%) Protractor
8 1 (2.78%) RSpec
8 1 (2.78%) Sahi
8 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.78%) WATIR
General
1 6 (16.67%) Banking
2 5 (13.89%) Investment Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Front Office
4 3 (8.33%) Finance
5 2 (5.56%) Marketing
5 2 (5.56%) Publishing
6 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) Node.js
2 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (19.44%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (13.89%) Kafka
5 4 (11.11%) HTML
5 4 (11.11%) HTML5
6 2 (5.56%) .NET
6 2 (5.56%) Express
6 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.56%) Web Services
6 2 (5.56%) XML
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.78%) Ajax
7 1 (2.78%) Behat
7 1 (2.78%) CSS
7 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.78%) JSON
7 1 (2.78%) REST
7 1 (2.78%) RESTful
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 2 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Test Automation
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 12 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 10 (27.78%) BDD
4 10 (27.78%) Pair Programming
4 10 (27.78%) TDD
5 9 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (19.44%) Scrum
8 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Release Management
8 6 (16.67%) SDLC
9 5 (13.89%) Kanban
10 3 (8.33%) API Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.89%) Scala
3 4 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Apple
1 1 (2.78%) HP
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