The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 183 205 220
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 11 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.18% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 5
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£443 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.42% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5250 6553 7082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.23% 92.82% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4822 5161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 170 169
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £51.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
QA Engineer
London

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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 21 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (76.19%) Selenium
3 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (66.67%) Java
5 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
6 12 (57.14%) Cucumber
7 10 (47.62%) BDD
8 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
8 9 (42.86%) Finance
8 9 (42.86%) Scrum
9 8 (38.10%) TDD
9 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
10 7 (33.33%) Ruby
11 6 (28.57%) SQL
12 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
12 5 (23.81%) FitNesse
12 5 (23.81%) JBehave
12 5 (23.81%) Kanban
12 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
13 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
13 4 (19.05%) Project Management
14 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
14 3 (14.29%) HP
14 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
14 3 (14.29%) Web Services
14 3 (14.29%) Degree
14 3 (14.29%) JIRA
14 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
14 3 (14.29%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 2 (9.52%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
1 2 (9.52%) SSL
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Selenium
2 12 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 5 (23.81%) JBehave
4 5 (23.81%) FitNesse
5 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
6 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 2 (9.52%) JUnit
7 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
7 2 (9.52%) Robotium
7 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
7 2 (9.52%) Calabash
8 1 (4.76%) Sahi
8 1 (4.76%) JMeter
8 1 (4.76%) Xcode
8 1 (4.76%) TestPartner
8 1 (4.76%) Capybara
8 1 (4.76%) WATIR
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) Mustache
3 1 (4.76%) Sass
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.76%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Online Games
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
3 10 (47.62%) BDD
4 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 8 (38.10%) TDD
5 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) Kanban
7 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Project Management
9 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
9 3 (14.29%) Test Management
10 1 (4.76%) ERD
10 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
10 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (4.76%) Agile Testing
10 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) Ruby
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Groovy
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) HP