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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 140 194 205
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 17 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 9
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £290 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £428 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
3313 5225 5882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.56% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3966 4276
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £36.35 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (78.26%) Selenium
4 16 (69.57%) WebDriver
5 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
6 13 (56.52%) Cucumber
6 13 (56.52%) BDD
6 13 (56.52%) Java
7 12 (52.17%) TDD
8 10 (43.48%) Pair Programming
9 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
10 8 (34.78%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (30.43%) Apple iOS
11 7 (30.43%) Android
11 7 (30.43%) Scrum
12 5 (21.74%) Jetty
12 5 (21.74%) Appium
12 5 (21.74%) QA Automation
12 5 (21.74%) Node.js
12 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
13 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
13 4 (17.39%) Capybara
13 4 (17.39%) Ruby
14 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
14 3 (13.04%) Xcode
14 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
14 3 (13.04%) SQL
14 3 (13.04%) .NET
14 3 (13.04%) Oracle
14 3 (13.04%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (21.74%) Jetty
1 5 (21.74%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) HPCC
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Selenium
2 16 (69.57%) WebDriver
3 13 (56.52%) Cucumber
4 5 (21.74%) Appium
5 4 (17.39%) Capybara
6 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 3 (13.04%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) Robotium
6 3 (13.04%) WATIR
6 3 (13.04%) Xcode
7 2 (8.70%) RSpec
7 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.35%) Hudson
8 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.35%) Mocha
8 1 (4.35%) PHPUnit
8 1 (4.35%) Protractor
8 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) Kafka
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) RESTful
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Android
1 7 (30.43%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 13 (56.52%) BDD
4 12 (52.17%) TDD
5 10 (43.48%) Pair Programming
6 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Scrum
8 5 (21.74%) QA Automation
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.04%) SDLC
9 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
10 2 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
10 2 (8.70%) System Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
10 2 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) Ruby
3 3 (13.04%) Scala
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) ECMAScript
5 1 (4.35%) ES6
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) SDET
3 2 (8.70%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) HP
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