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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 161 180 208
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +28
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.13% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.14% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 3
Median daily rate £538 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £300 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £31.75
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
3267 4408 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.00% 95.21% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 3473 4019
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 110
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 33 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (57.58%) Selenium
4 18 (54.55%) Test Automation
5 13 (39.39%) WebDriver
5 13 (39.39%) BDD
6 10 (30.30%) TDD
6 10 (30.30%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 9 (27.27%) NUnit
7 9 (27.27%) Java
8 8 (24.24%) .NET
8 8 (24.24%) Pair Programming
9 7 (21.21%) C#
9 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
9 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
9 7 (21.21%) QA Automation
10 6 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (18.18%) Web Services
10 6 (18.18%) SQL
10 6 (18.18%) Banking
10 6 (18.18%) Investment Banking
10 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
10 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
11 5 (15.15%) JUnit
11 5 (15.15%) Front Office
11 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
11 5 (15.15%) Jasmine
12 4 (12.12%) ATDD
12 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS

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 3 (9.09%) Jetty
2 2 (6.06%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 2 (6.06%) HPCC
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) Selenium
2 13 (39.39%) WebDriver
3 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 9 (27.27%) NUnit
4 5 (15.15%) Jasmine
4 5 (15.15%) JUnit
4 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
5 4 (12.12%) Appium
5 4 (12.12%) Xcode
6 3 (9.09%) Capybara
6 3 (9.09%) Robotium
7 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.06%) Mocha
7 2 (6.06%) Protractor
8 1 (3.03%) CasperJS
8 1 (3.03%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.03%) RSpec
8 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.03%) TestNG
8 1 (3.03%) WATIR
General
1 6 (18.18%) Banking
1 6 (18.18%) Investment Banking
2 5 (15.15%) Front Office
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
4 3 (9.09%) Finance
5 2 (6.06%) Marketing
6 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (18.18%) Web Services
3 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.12%) Node.js
4 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.09%) Kafka
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
6 1 (3.03%) CSS
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.03%) Swaptions
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 13 (39.39%) BDD
4 10 (30.30%) Exploratory Testing
4 10 (30.30%) TDD
5 8 (24.24%) Pair Programming
6 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
6 7 (21.21%) QA Automation
7 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.12%) Agile Testing
8 4 (12.12%) ATDD
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) C#
2 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.18%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby
5 3 (9.09%) Scala
6 2 (6.06%) R
6 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.06%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) HP