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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 147 203 196
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 15 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 10
Median daily rate £381 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £343 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £418 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
3210 5635 5562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.56% 94.75% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2597 4375 4047
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 91 97
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.66 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 32 (100.00%) QA
2 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (62.50%) Selenium
4 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
5 17 (53.13%) WebDriver
6 16 (50.00%) BDD
7 13 (40.63%) Cucumber
7 13 (40.63%) Java
8 12 (37.50%) TDD
8 12 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (28.13%) Pair Programming
10 8 (25.00%) Scrum
10 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 8 (25.00%) .NET
10 8 (25.00%) Web Services
10 8 (25.00%) Apple iOS
11 7 (21.88%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (21.88%) Android
11 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
11 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
12 6 (18.75%) C#
12 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
13 5 (15.63%) Jasmine
13 5 (15.63%) QA Automation
13 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
13 5 (15.63%) Oracle
13 5 (15.63%) SQL
13 5 (15.63%) JUnit
14 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
14 4 (12.50%) Ruby

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 4 (12.50%) Jetty
2 2 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Big Data
2 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (6.25%) HPCC
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (62.50%) Selenium
2 17 (53.13%) WebDriver
3 13 (40.63%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.63%) Jasmine
4 5 (15.63%) JUnit
5 4 (12.50%) Capybara
5 4 (12.50%) NUnit
5 4 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 4 (12.50%) Xcode
6 3 (9.38%) Appium
6 3 (9.38%) Robotium
7 2 (6.25%) JIRA
7 2 (6.25%) Mocha
7 2 (6.25%) Protractor
7 2 (6.25%) RSpec
7 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.25%) WATIR
8 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.13%) TestNG
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
1 8 (25.00%) Web Services
2 7 (21.88%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.50%) Node.js
4 3 (9.38%) RESTful
5 2 (6.25%) JSON
5 2 (6.25%) Kafka
5 2 (6.25%) SOAP
6 1 (3.13%) CSS
6 1 (3.13%) HTML
6 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) Swaptions
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (21.88%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) BDD
4 12 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 12 (37.50%) TDD
5 9 (28.13%) Pair Programming
6 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Scrum
7 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
8 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 5 (15.63%) QA Automation
9 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
10 4 (12.50%) ATDD
10 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (9.38%) Build Automation
11 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) C#
4 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 4 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) R
6 2 (6.25%) Scala
6 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.13%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.13%) ECMAScript
7 1 (3.13%) ES6
7 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) SDET
3 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (6.25%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) HP