The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 514 492 529
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +37
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 64 77 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 23
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£363 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £261 £388
% change year-on-year
+38.75% -32.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £31.75 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 - £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 - £22.30
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 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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
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 England

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

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
London -1 41 £363 -9.48% 23
South East +10 17 £425 +17.24% 11
South West -43 4 £363 +38.09% 3
East of England - 2 £319 - 4
East Midlands +2 1 - -
West Midlands -17 1 £230 -8.00% 2
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 4
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 138 (100.00%) QA
2 99 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (58.70%) Selenium
4 49 (35.51%) Scrum
5 48 (34.78%) Java
6 40 (28.99%) Cucumber
7 39 (28.26%) BDD
7 39 (28.26%) TDD
8 38 (27.54%) WebDriver
9 33 (23.91%) Test Automation
10 32 (23.19%) SQL
11 30 (21.74%) Automated Testing
12 27 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (19.57%) Ruby
13 21 (15.22%) .NET
14 19 (13.77%) Test Scripting
15 18 (13.04%) Linux
15 18 (13.04%) ISEB
16 17 (12.32%) Web Services
16 17 (12.32%) Finance
17 16 (11.59%) ISTQB
18 15 (10.87%) Mobile App
18 15 (10.87%) Regression Testing
18 15 (10.87%) C#
18 15 (10.87%) Microsoft
19 14 (10.14%) E-Commerce
19 14 (10.14%) Manual Testing
19 14 (10.14%) Kanban
20 13 (9.42%) Degree
20 13 (9.42%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.90%) IIS
1 4 (2.90%) Apache
2 3 (2.17%) Node.js
3 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
1 1 (0.72%) IaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.97%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.52%) HTTP
3 7 (5.07%) DNS
4 6 (4.35%) LDAP
5 4 (2.90%) SNMP
5 4 (2.90%) SMTP
6 3 (2.17%) Internet
6 3 (2.17%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.45%) Firewall
7 2 (1.45%) LAN
7 2 (1.45%) WAN
7 2 (1.45%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.45%) SSL
8 1 (0.72%) H.323
8 1 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) MySQL
3 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) DB2
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.72%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 81 (58.70%) Selenium
2 40 (28.99%) Cucumber
3 38 (27.54%) WebDriver
4 12 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.97%) FitNesse
6 10 (7.25%) JIRA
7 8 (5.80%) WATIR
7 8 (5.80%) Calabash
7 8 (5.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (5.80%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.07%) JUnit
8 7 (5.07%) JMeter
8 7 (5.07%) SpecFlow
8 7 (5.07%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.35%) JBehave
10 5 (3.62%) Maven
10 5 (3.62%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.90%) Hudson
11 4 (2.90%) Subversion
General
1 17 (12.32%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.80%) Electronics
3 8 (5.80%) Legal
4 6 (4.35%) Publishing
4 6 (4.35%) Games
5 5 (3.62%) Banking
6 4 (2.90%) Marketing
6 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.90%) Retail
7 3 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.22%) .NET
2 17 (12.32%) Web Services
3 9 (6.52%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.80%) HTML
5 7 (5.07%) XML
6 6 (4.35%) REST
7 4 (2.90%) CSS
7 4 (2.90%) SOAP
8 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.17%) Mustache
8 3 (2.17%) Sass
8 3 (2.17%) jQuery
8 3 (2.17%) Django
9 2 (1.45%) WCF
9 2 (1.45%) WPF
9 2 (1.45%) RESTful
9 2 (1.45%) HTML5
9 2 (1.45%) Cocoon
10 1 (0.72%) XSD
10 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) Mobile App
2 11 (7.97%) Open Source
3 9 (6.52%) EMV
3 9 (6.52%) Smartcard
3 9 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.90%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.90%) DTV
4 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.17%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.45%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.45%) Human Factors
6 2 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Social Media
7 1 (0.72%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) Online Games
7 1 (0.72%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.04%) Linux
2 12 (8.70%) Windows
3 10 (7.25%) Android
3 10 (7.25%) UNIX
4 7 (5.07%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.90%) CentOS
5 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (35.51%) Scrum
3 39 (28.26%) BDD
3 39 (28.26%) TDD
4 33 (23.91%) Test Automation
5 30 (21.74%) Automated Testing
6 27 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (13.77%) Test Scripting
8 15 (10.87%) Regression Testing
9 14 (10.14%) E-Commerce
9 14 (10.14%) Manual Testing
9 14 (10.14%) Kanban
10 13 (9.42%) Automation Testing
11 12 (8.70%) Quality Management
12 11 (7.97%) Performance Testing
13 10 (7.25%) QMS
13 10 (7.25%) User Stories
14 9 (6.52%) OO
14 9 (6.52%) Software Engineering
15 8 (5.80%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.78%) Java
2 32 (23.19%) SQL
3 27 (19.57%) Ruby
4 15 (10.87%) C#
5 10 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.25%) PHP
6 8 (5.80%) Python
7 5 (3.62%) Perl
8 4 (2.90%) Groovy
8 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.17%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.45%) VBA
10 2 (1.45%) C
10 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.72%) VBScript
11 1 (0.72%) VB
11 1 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (13.04%) ISEB
2 16 (11.59%) ISTQB
3 13 (9.42%) Degree
4 5 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.80%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) Squid
1 4 (2.90%) qmail
1 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.90%) NFS
2 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.72%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Salt
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.70%) HP
3 7 (5.07%) Cisco
4 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.90%) VMware
5 4 (2.90%) SAP
5 4 (2.90%) NetApp
6 2 (1.45%) Oracle
7 1 (0.72%) Cognos
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