The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 99 98 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.19% 0.12% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £21.00
QA Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1524 1553 1432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.85% 96.28% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 928 741
Median daily rate £400 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% +3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 106
Median hourly rate £13.45 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East Midlands region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the East Midlands region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the East Midlands region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire - 3 £375 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 East Midlands region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Appium

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Appium
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA