The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 509 561 492
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -69
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 104 56 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 80
Median daily rate £388 £356 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £228 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
QA Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46528 48328 46308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30643 30970 28843
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1841 1899
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
London +21 58 £400 +6.66% 29
South East +23 24 £350 +1.44% 6
East of England +13 5 £450 +114.28% 4
Yorkshire +3 5 £400 +45.45% 1
South West +1 5 £400 - 1
North West -4 5 £313 +13.63% 2
West Midlands -20 1 £375 +15.38% 1
North East -58 1 £290 -18.30%
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 England region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 194 (100.00%) QA
2 134 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (44.33%) Selenium
4 66 (34.02%) WebDriver
5 63 (32.47%) BDD
6 61 (31.44%) Automated Testing
6 61 (31.44%) Java
7 60 (30.93%) SQL
8 59 (30.41%) Cucumber
9 54 (27.84%) Scrum
10 53 (27.32%) Test Automation
11 50 (25.77%) Android
12 46 (23.71%) TDD
13 44 (22.68%) Apple iOS
14 38 (19.59%) JIRA
15 36 (18.56%) C#
16 34 (17.53%) Mobile App
17 33 (17.01%) Web Services
18 32 (16.49%) E-Commerce
18 32 (16.49%) Regression Testing
18 32 (16.49%) Functional Testing
19 29 (14.95%) Finance
20 26 (13.40%) JUnit
20 26 (13.40%) JavaScript
21 25 (12.89%) .NET
21 25 (12.89%) Unit Testing
21 25 (12.89%) Test Scripting
21 25 (12.89%) Jenkins
21 25 (12.89%) QA Automation
22 24 (12.37%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 19 (9.79%) Confluence
2 11 (5.67%) IIS
3 6 (3.09%) Jetty
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.09%) Google Play
2 5 (2.58%) GitHub
3 4 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.55%) IaaS
4 3 (1.55%) PaaS
4 3 (1.55%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.06%) H.323
1 4 (2.06%) Telepresence
2 3 (1.55%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) HTTP
3 2 (1.03%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.03%) VLAN
3 2 (1.03%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.58%) Big Data
4 4 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.06%) MySQL
5 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.03%) HPCC
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 86 (44.33%) Selenium
2 66 (34.02%) WebDriver
3 59 (30.41%) Cucumber
4 38 (19.59%) JIRA
5 26 (13.40%) JUnit
6 25 (12.89%) Jenkins
7 21 (10.82%) SpecFlow
8 20 (10.31%) SoapUI
9 17 (8.76%) Jasmine
9 17 (8.76%) JMeter
10 16 (8.25%) Appium
10 16 (8.25%) Gradle
11 14 (7.22%) Maven
11 14 (7.22%) NUnit
12 13 (6.70%) Ant
13 12 (6.19%) Hudson
13 12 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (5.67%) Git (software)
14 11 (5.67%) jMock
14 11 (5.67%) Protractor
General
1 29 (14.95%) Finance
2 23 (11.86%) Retail
3 5 (2.58%) Games
4 4 (2.06%) Banking
4 4 (2.06%) Publishing
5 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.01%) Web Services
2 25 (12.89%) .NET
3 23 (11.86%) REST
4 14 (7.22%) Node.js
4 14 (7.22%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (7.22%) Spring
5 13 (6.70%) .NET Framework
5 13 (6.70%) Hibernate
6 11 (5.67%) Ajax
6 11 (5.67%) HTML
6 11 (5.67%) Java EE
6 11 (5.67%) JMS
6 11 (5.67%) RESTful
6 11 (5.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (3.61%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.61%) HTML5
8 6 (3.09%) Android SDK
8 6 (3.09%) XML
9 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.53%) Mobile App
2 20 (10.31%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.70%) User Experience
4 11 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.03%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.03%) NHS
9 1 (0.52%) Animation
9 1 (0.52%) BBC
9 1 (0.52%) Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) iPad
9 1 (0.52%) Online Games
9 1 (0.52%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.52%) Social Media
9 1 (0.52%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.52%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.77%) Android
2 44 (22.68%) Apple iOS
3 17 (8.76%) Linux
4 9 (4.64%) Windows
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Unix
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.47%) BDD
3 61 (31.44%) Automated Testing
4 54 (27.84%) Scrum
5 53 (27.32%) Test Automation
6 46 (23.71%) TDD
7 32 (16.49%) E-Commerce
7 32 (16.49%) Functional Testing
7 32 (16.49%) Regression Testing
8 25 (12.89%) QA Automation
8 25 (12.89%) Test Scripting
8 25 (12.89%) Unit Testing
9 24 (12.37%) Automation Testing
10 21 (10.82%) Software Engineering
11 20 (10.31%) Integration Testing
12 19 (9.79%) Manual Testing
12 19 (9.79%) Mobile Application Development
12 19 (9.79%) Open Source
12 19 (9.79%) User Stories
13 18 (9.28%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (31.44%) Java
2 60 (30.93%) SQL
3 36 (18.56%) C#
4 26 (13.40%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.86%) Python
6 22 (11.34%) Ruby
7 16 (8.25%) Groovy
8 9 (4.64%) PHP
9 7 (3.61%) Scala
10 5 (2.58%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.03%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.03%) ECMAScript
11 2 (1.03%) ES6
11 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.03%) VBA
11 2 (1.03%) VBScript
12 1 (0.52%) C++
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (11.34%) Degree
2 21 (10.82%) ISEB
2 21 (10.82%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) SDET
3 2 (1.03%) WCAG
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (8.76%) Oracle
2 12 (6.19%) Atlassian
3 11 (5.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.67%) Rally
4 6 (3.09%) Google
4 6 (3.09%) HP
5 3 (1.55%) JDA
6 2 (1.03%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.03%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.03%) IBM
6 2 (1.03%) New Relic
7 1 (0.52%) EMC
7 1 (0.52%) hybris
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.52%) Xamarin