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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 533 566 516
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -50
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 89 54 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 74
Median daily rate £388 £363 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
47229 49071 46876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.85% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31077 31733 28907
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1408 1851 1923
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 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 29 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 +20 52 £400 +3.22% 24
South East +23 20 £325 -10.34% 11
Yorkshire +2 5 £385 +40.00%
North West 0 5 £313 +13.63%
East of England +17 3 £400 +90.47% 5
South West -6 3 £400 -5.88% 2
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 135 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (46.46%) Selenium
4 66 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 66 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 65 (32.83%) BDD
5 65 (32.83%) Java
6 57 (28.79%) Automated Testing
6 57 (28.79%) SQL
7 52 (26.26%) Scrum
8 49 (24.75%) TDD
8 49 (24.75%) Test Automation
9 46 (23.23%) Android
10 45 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
11 41 (20.71%) Apple iOS
12 40 (20.20%) JIRA
13 35 (17.68%) C#
14 34 (17.17%) Web Services
15 32 (16.16%) JavaScript
16 31 (15.66%) E-Commerce
16 31 (15.66%) Regression Testing
16 31 (15.66%) Functional Testing
17 30 (15.15%) Finance
18 28 (14.14%) JUnit
18 28 (14.14%) Jenkins
18 28 (14.14%) Mobile App
19 26 (13.13%) Retail
19 26 (13.13%) Unit Testing
20 25 (12.63%) QA Automation
21 24 (12.12%) 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 18 (9.09%) Confluence
2 11 (5.56%) IIS
3 5 (2.53%) Jetty
4 2 (1.01%) SAS
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) Google Play
2 5 (2.53%) GitHub
3 4 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.52%) IaaS
4 3 (1.52%) PaaS
4 3 (1.52%) SaaS
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.01%) H.323
2 2 (1.01%) HTTP
2 2 (1.01%) PuTTY
2 2 (1.01%) Telepresence
2 2 (1.01%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) Network Security
3 1 (0.51%) Skype
3 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.53%) Big Data
4 4 (2.02%) MySQL
5 3 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.01%) HPCC
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 92 (46.46%) Selenium
2 66 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 66 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 40 (20.20%) JIRA
4 28 (14.14%) Jenkins
4 28 (14.14%) JUnit
5 21 (10.61%) SpecFlow
6 20 (10.10%) SoapUI
7 18 (9.09%) Jasmine
8 17 (8.59%) Appium
8 17 (8.59%) JMeter
9 16 (8.08%) Gradle
10 15 (7.58%) NUnit
11 14 (7.07%) Maven
12 13 (6.57%) Ant
13 12 (6.06%) Git (software)
13 12 (6.06%) Protractor
14 11 (5.56%) Hudson
14 11 (5.56%) jMock
15 10 (5.05%) Robotium
General
1 30 (15.15%) Finance
2 26 (13.13%) Retail
3 7 (3.54%) Games
4 6 (3.03%) Publishing
5 5 (2.53%) Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Marketing
6 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.17%) Web Services
2 24 (12.12%) .NET
2 24 (12.12%) REST
3 16 (8.08%) Node.js
4 15 (7.58%) HTML
5 14 (7.07%) Spring
6 13 (6.57%) .NET Framework
6 13 (6.57%) Hibernate
6 13 (6.57%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (6.06%) RESTful
8 11 (5.56%) Ajax
8 11 (5.56%) Java EE
8 11 (5.56%) JMS
8 11 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (5.05%) HTML5
10 8 (4.04%) XML
11 6 (3.03%) Android SDK
11 6 (3.03%) AngularJS
11 6 (3.03%) SOAP
12 5 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.14%) Mobile App
2 21 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (5.56%) User Experience
4 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.03%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.01%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) Animation
8 1 (0.51%) BBC
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
8 1 (0.51%) Online Games
8 1 (0.51%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.51%) STB
8 1 (0.51%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.51%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.23%) Android
2 41 (20.71%) Apple iOS
3 15 (7.58%) Linux
4 10 (5.05%) Windows
5 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Unix
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.83%) BDD
3 57 (28.79%) Automated Testing
4 52 (26.26%) Scrum
5 49 (24.75%) TDD
5 49 (24.75%) Test Automation
6 45 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
7 31 (15.66%) E-Commerce
7 31 (15.66%) Functional Testing
7 31 (15.66%) Regression Testing
8 26 (13.13%) Unit Testing
9 25 (12.63%) QA Automation
10 24 (12.12%) Automation Testing
10 24 (12.12%) Manual Testing
11 22 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 22 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 20 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (9.60%) Integration Testing
14 18 (9.09%) Software Testing
14 18 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (32.83%) Java
2 57 (28.79%) SQL
3 35 (17.68%) C#
4 32 (16.16%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.62%) Ruby
6 20 (10.10%) Python
7 16 (8.08%) Groovy
8 8 (4.04%) Scala
9 7 (3.54%) PHP
10 5 (2.53%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.01%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.01%) ECMAScript
11 2 (1.01%) ES6
11 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.01%) R
11 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.01%) VBA
11 2 (1.01%) VBScript
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (11.62%) Degree
2 20 (10.10%) ISEB
2 20 (10.10%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.51%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.02%) SDET
3 3 (1.52%) WCAG
4 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.51%) EFQM
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (9.60%) Oracle
2 12 (6.06%) Atlassian
3 11 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.56%) Rally
4 6 (3.03%) Google
4 6 (3.03%) HP
5 3 (1.52%) JDA
6 2 (1.01%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.01%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.01%) IBM
6 2 (1.01%) New Relic
7 1 (0.51%) EMC
7 1 (0.51%) hybris
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.51%) SAP
7 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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