The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 18 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 147 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.065% - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£319 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £261 £388
% change year-on-year
+38.75% -32.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 - £20.00
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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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2889 2187 2888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.74% 93.22% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1736 1080 1425
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 209 314
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 2 £319 - 3
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
4 4 (57.14%) HTTP
5 3 (42.86%) OOP
5 3 (42.86%) OO
5 3 (42.86%) C#
5 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (42.86%) .NET
5 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
5 3 (42.86%) User Stories
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (28.57%) UNIX
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Internet
6 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) Python
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) WatiN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) OOP
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) DRM
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos