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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 193 198 190
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £284
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.53%
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 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
5050 5730 5834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.81% 92.36% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3819 4169 4278
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 80 119
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.55 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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
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 April 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
4 6 (46.15%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) RSpec
8 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (15.38%) REST
8 2 (15.38%) ATDD
8 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (15.38%) Web Services
8 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (15.38%) JUnit
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) HP
8 2 (15.38%) ISEB
8 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum
8 2 (15.38%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Teamcenter
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
1 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 3 (23.08%) RSpec
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) WATIR
4 2 (15.38%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (15.38%) TestNG
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) Sahi
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.69%) JBehave
5 1 (7.69%) Rational Robot
5 1 (7.69%) Subversion
5 1 (7.69%) WebLOAD
5 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (7.69%) Hudson
5 1 (7.69%) Cobertura
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) TDD
1 5 (38.46%) BDD
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) ATDD
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Ruby
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Groovy
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) SAP