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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 562 511 499
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -12
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 43 67 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 57
Average daily rate
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£365 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £225 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 -
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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
48378 47116 45288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31417 29051 27524
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1859 1986
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.29 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
London -7 22 £400 +10.34% 17
North West - 7 £275 - 5
South East -28 5 £364 -14.41% 8
East of England 0 3 £210 -32.80% 6
East Midlands -8 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 4
South West -7 1 £425 +13.33% 4
North East - 1 £335 - 3
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 95 (100.00%) QA
2 60 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (55.79%) Selenium
4 47 (49.47%) Java
5 37 (38.95%) Test Automation
6 32 (33.68%) Cucumber
7 30 (31.58%) Scrum
8 28 (29.47%) BDD
9 27 (28.42%) TDD
10 26 (27.37%) SQL
11 25 (26.32%) WebDriver
12 20 (21.05%) Regression Testing
13 19 (20.00%) Performance Testing
14 18 (18.95%) C#
15 17 (17.89%) Ruby
16 16 (16.84%) Automated Testing
17 15 (15.79%) SoapUI
18 14 (14.74%) HTML
18 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
19 13 (13.68%) Test Scripting
20 12 (12.63%) Kanban
20 12 (12.63%) JIRA
20 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
20 12 (12.63%) SOAP
20 12 (12.63%) E-Commerce
20 12 (12.63%) Finance
21 11 (11.58%) Python
21 11 (11.58%) .NET
21 11 (11.58%) JBehave
21 11 (11.58%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 (4.21%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.05%) Drupal
2 1 (1.05%) Confluence
2 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) Maya
2 2 (2.11%) 3ds Max
2 2 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.11%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (2.11%) MODO
2 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.16%) SaaS
3 1 (1.05%) GitHub
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) MySQL
3 5 (5.26%) DB2
4 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (55.79%) Selenium
2 32 (33.68%) Cucumber
3 25 (26.32%) WebDriver
4 15 (15.79%) SoapUI
5 12 (12.63%) JIRA
6 11 (11.58%) JBehave
7 8 (8.42%) LoadRunner
8 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
9 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.32%) JMeter
9 6 (6.32%) Appium
10 5 (5.26%) WATIR
10 5 (5.26%) TestComplete
10 5 (5.26%) Calabash
10 5 (5.26%) RSpec
11 4 (4.21%) JUnit
11 4 (4.21%) Subversion
11 4 (4.21%) Maven
11 4 (4.21%) Jasmine
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Games
3 6 (6.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.16%) Marketing
5 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.16%) Electronics
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Publishing
7 1 (1.05%) Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Back Office
7 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) HTML
2 12 (12.63%) SOAP
3 11 (11.58%) .NET
4 10 (10.53%) Web Services
5 7 (7.37%) XML
6 6 (6.32%) HTML5
7 5 (5.26%) Gherkin
7 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.21%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (4.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (3.16%) REST
9 3 (3.16%) RESTful
10 2 (2.11%) WPF
10 2 (2.11%) CSS3
10 2 (2.11%) jQuery
10 2 (2.11%) Spring MVC
10 2 (2.11%) Spring
10 2 (2.11%) JSON
10 2 (2.11%) CSS
11 1 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.21%) AS400
3 4 (4.21%) Online Games
3 4 (4.21%) iSeries
3 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) DTV
5 2 (2.11%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.11%) Online Gambling
5 2 (2.11%) Blog
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
6 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Wiki
6 1 (1.05%) Handset
6 1 (1.05%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.05%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Linux
2 9 (9.47%) Android
2 9 (9.47%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.21%) UNIX
4 2 (2.11%) Windows
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (38.95%) Test Automation
3 30 (31.58%) Scrum
4 28 (29.47%) BDD
5 27 (28.42%) TDD
6 20 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 19 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 16 (16.84%) Automated Testing
9 13 (13.68%) Test Scripting
10 12 (12.63%) Kanban
10 12 (12.63%) E-Commerce
11 11 (11.58%) Automation Testing
12 10 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (9.47%) Manual Testing
13 9 (9.47%) SDLC
14 8 (8.42%) Software Testing
14 8 (8.42%) Integration Testing
15 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
15 7 (7.37%) Release Management
16 6 (6.32%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (49.47%) Java
2 26 (27.37%) SQL
3 18 (18.95%) C#
4 17 (17.89%) Ruby
5 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
6 11 (11.58%) Python
7 10 (10.53%) PHP
8 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.11%) Groovy
8 2 (2.11%) Perl
8 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.05%) VB
9 1 (1.05%) VBA
9 1 (1.05%) C++
9 1 (1.05%) Scala
9 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
2 5 (5.26%) ISEB
3 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) MCITP
5 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) IBM
3 4 (4.21%) Telerik
3 4 (4.21%) Endeca
3 4 (4.21%) Google
3 4 (4.21%) Coremetrics
4 3 (3.16%) SAP
4 3 (3.16%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) VMware
6 1 (1.05%) Sybase
6 1 (1.05%) Vertica
6 1 (1.05%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
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London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £NaN.NaN per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Burns Sheehan
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Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago