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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
UK / England
Rank 438 522 510
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -12
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 136 89 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 59 63
Median daily rate £390 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.62% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39084 45330 45191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.08% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25688 29596 28242
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1379 1518 1795
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +65 83 £425 +11.47% 39
South East 0 15 £295 -18.62% 18
West Midlands +17 14 £313 - 1
North West +29 9 £240 -23.20% 3
North East - 7 £350 - 1
South West +6 4 - - 2
Yorkshire +16 2 - - 6
East of England 0 1 £348 -22.77% 4
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 268 (100.00%) QA
2 191 (71.27%) Selenium
3 172 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (40.30%) Test Automation
5 104 (38.81%) Cucumber
6 99 (36.94%) Java
7 92 (34.33%) Automated Testing
8 87 (32.46%) WebDriver
9 81 (30.22%) Test Scripting
10 78 (29.10%) TDD
11 66 (24.63%) BDD
12 65 (24.25%) Jenkins
13 58 (21.64%) Automation Testing
14 56 (20.90%) QA Automation
14 56 (20.90%) JIRA
15 53 (19.78%) SQL
16 45 (16.79%) Scrum
17 44 (16.42%) User Stories
18 43 (16.04%) JUnit
19 41 (15.30%) Mobile App
20 39 (14.55%) Web Testing
20 39 (14.55%) Manual Testing
20 39 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (14.18%) Git (software)
21 38 (14.18%) Scala
21 38 (14.18%) Finance
22 37 (13.81%) Regression Testing
23 35 (13.06%) Ruby
23 35 (13.06%) Defect Tracking
24 34 (12.69%) Exploratory 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 14 (5.22%) Confluence
2 6 (2.24%) Jetty
3 4 (1.49%) CMS
4 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.75%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) JBoss
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.61%) Basecamp
1 7 (2.61%) GitHub
1 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.49%) Internet
2 3 (1.12%) HTTP
2 3 (1.12%) SNMP
3 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.37%) RTSP
3 1 (0.37%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (5.22%) Big Data
3 10 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.36%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.61%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.75%) DB2
9 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.37%) MySQL
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.37%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.37%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.37%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 191 (71.27%) Selenium
2 104 (38.81%) Cucumber
3 87 (32.46%) WebDriver
4 65 (24.25%) Jenkins
5 56 (20.90%) JIRA
6 43 (16.04%) JUnit
7 38 (14.18%) Git (software)
8 34 (12.69%) RSpec
9 16 (5.97%) HP UFT
10 14 (5.22%) Appium
11 13 (4.85%) Xcode
12 12 (4.48%) JBehave
12 12 (4.48%) SoapUI
13 11 (4.10%) DbUnit
13 11 (4.10%) Robot Framework
13 11 (4.10%) Subversion
14 10 (3.73%) JMeter
14 10 (3.73%) Visual Studio
15 9 (3.36%) Sahi
15 9 (3.36%) WATIR
General
1 38 (14.18%) Finance
2 33 (12.31%) Games
3 22 (8.21%) Banking
4 11 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.99%) Marketing
6 7 (2.61%) Front Office
7 6 (2.24%) Retail
8 5 (1.87%) Publishing
9 3 (1.12%) Advertising
10 2 (0.75%) Automotive
10 2 (0.75%) Back Office
10 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.37%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.69%) JSON
2 33 (12.31%) .NET
3 26 (9.70%) XML
4 21 (7.84%) Node.js
5 20 (7.46%) Gherkin
6 16 (5.97%) AngularJS
6 16 (5.97%) HTML
7 14 (5.22%) Web Services
8 11 (4.10%) HTML5
9 8 (2.99%) ASP.NET
10 7 (2.61%) CSS
10 7 (2.61%) RESTful
11 6 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (1.87%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.87%) J2EE
12 5 (1.87%) SOAP
13 4 (1.49%) Kafka
13 4 (1.49%) REST
14 3 (1.12%) Express
14 3 (1.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.30%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.24%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.12%) NHS
4 3 (1.12%) PKI
4 3 (1.12%) Replication
5 2 (0.75%) Equities
5 2 (0.75%) Fintech
5 2 (0.75%) iPad
5 2 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.75%) User Experience
5 2 (0.75%) W3C
6 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.37%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.33%) Apple iOS
2 21 (7.84%) Linux
3 16 (5.97%) Android
4 12 (4.48%) Unix
5 6 (2.24%) Windows
6 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (40.30%) Test Automation
3 92 (34.33%) Automated Testing
4 81 (30.22%) Test Scripting
5 78 (29.10%) TDD
6 66 (24.63%) BDD
7 58 (21.64%) Automation Testing
8 56 (20.90%) QA Automation
9 45 (16.79%) Scrum
10 44 (16.42%) User Stories
11 39 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (14.55%) Manual Testing
11 39 (14.55%) Web Testing
12 37 (13.81%) Regression Testing
13 35 (13.06%) Defect Tracking
14 34 (12.69%) Exploratory Testing
15 32 (11.94%) Performance Testing
16 29 (10.82%) Functional Testing
17 27 (10.07%) E-Commerce
18 25 (9.33%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 99 (36.94%) Java
2 53 (19.78%) SQL
3 38 (14.18%) Scala
4 35 (13.06%) Ruby
5 34 (12.69%) JavaScript
6 29 (10.82%) C#
7 22 (8.21%) Python
8 13 (4.85%) PL/SQL
9 11 (4.10%) Perl
10 8 (2.99%) Apple Swift
10 8 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.87%) PHP
11 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.49%) VB
12 4 (1.49%) VBScript
13 3 (1.12%) C
14 2 (0.75%) Groovy
14 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (7.46%) ISEB
2 14 (5.22%) Degree
3 11 (4.10%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.49%) PhD
4 4 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) CSQA
7 1 (0.37%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (10.45%) WCAG
3 9 (3.36%) SDET
4 3 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (4.48%) HockeyApp
2 5 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.37%) Ambari
4 1 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (4.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.10%) Apple
3 8 (2.99%) Sybase
4 7 (2.61%) HP
5 6 (2.24%) SOASTA, Inc
6 5 (1.87%) Oracle
7 4 (1.49%) Google
8 3 (1.12%) SAP
9 2 (0.75%) ATG
9 2 (0.75%) Charles River
9 2 (0.75%) IBM
10 1 (0.37%) Apiary
10 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
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