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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 532 478 464
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -14
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 51 88 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 79 48
Average daily rate
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£363 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £277 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +2 32 £375 -7.97% 16
South East -25 8 £350 +7.69% 7
South West +7 4 £369 -4.83% 3
East of England +7 2 £349 +3.33% 3
East Midlands -4 1 - - 1
North East -8 1 £375 +7.14% 1
West Midlands -12 1 £325 -16.12% 2
North West -14 1 £293 -10.00%
Yorkshire -17 1 £175 -61.11%
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 125 (100.00%) QA
2 72 (57.60%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (52.80%) Selenium
4 55 (44.00%) Java
5 42 (33.60%) Test Automation
5 42 (33.60%) Cucumber
6 41 (32.80%) WebDriver
7 36 (28.80%) Scrum
8 34 (27.20%) SQL
9 32 (25.60%) BDD
10 30 (24.00%) Ruby
11 28 (22.40%) TDD
12 23 (18.40%) C#
13 19 (15.20%) JIRA
13 19 (15.20%) Manual Testing
14 17 (13.60%) Finance
15 16 (12.80%) Regression Testing
16 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
16 15 (12.00%) Python
16 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (12.00%) Kanban
16 15 (12.00%) Performance Testing
17 13 (10.40%) Test Scripting
17 13 (10.40%) Web Services
17 13 (10.40%) Automated Testing
18 12 (9.60%) Games
18 12 (9.60%) RSpec
18 12 (9.60%) JBehave
18 12 (9.60%) SoapUI
18 12 (9.60%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (3.20%) CMS
1 4 (3.20%) Confluence
2 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.60%) IIS
2 2 (1.60%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.80%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.80%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) GitHub
2 3 (2.40%) SaaS
3 2 (1.60%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) Skype
2 1 (0.80%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) MySQL
3 6 (4.80%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.20%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.60%) DB2
5 2 (1.60%) Big Data
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 66 (52.80%) Selenium
2 42 (33.60%) Cucumber
3 41 (32.80%) WebDriver
4 19 (15.20%) JIRA
5 12 (9.60%) RSpec
5 12 (9.60%) JBehave
5 12 (9.60%) SoapUI
6 8 (6.40%) Git (software)
7 7 (5.60%) Subversion
8 6 (4.80%) JUnit
8 6 (4.80%) Calabash
9 5 (4.00%) WATIR
9 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.00%) TestNG
9 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (4.00%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.40%) WebLOAD
10 3 (2.40%) Appium
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 12 (9.60%) Games
3 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.00%) Electronics
3 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 4 (3.20%) Marketing
5 2 (1.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) Web Services
2 10 (8.00%) SOAP
2 10 (8.00%) XML
3 9 (7.20%) HTML
3 9 (7.20%) .NET
4 7 (5.60%) Gherkin
5 6 (4.80%) JSON
6 5 (4.00%) HTML5
6 5 (4.00%) RESTful
6 5 (4.00%) J2EE
7 3 (2.40%) WPF
7 3 (2.40%) REST
8 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.60%) Play Framework
8 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.80%) JRuby
9 1 (0.80%) jQuery
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
1 8 (6.40%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.80%) Online Games
3 5 (4.00%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.20%) DTV
5 2 (1.60%) AS400
5 2 (1.60%) Handset
5 2 (1.60%) Derivative
5 2 (1.60%) Blog
5 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.60%) iSeries
5 2 (1.60%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) MPEG
6 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Android
1 9 (7.20%) Apple iOS
1 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 4 (3.20%) UNIX
2 4 (3.20%) Windows
3 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (57.60%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.60%) Test Automation
3 36 (28.80%) Scrum
4 32 (25.60%) BDD
5 28 (22.40%) TDD
6 19 (15.20%) Manual Testing
7 16 (12.80%) Regression Testing
8 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (12.00%) Kanban
8 15 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 13 (10.40%) Test Scripting
9 13 (10.40%) Automated Testing
10 12 (9.60%) Automation Testing
11 10 (8.00%) E-Commerce
11 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.20%) Software Testing
12 9 (7.20%) OOP
13 8 (6.40%) Software Engineering
14 7 (5.60%) Open Source
15 6 (4.80%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 55 (44.00%) Java
2 34 (27.20%) SQL
3 30 (24.00%) Ruby
4 23 (18.40%) C#
5 15 (12.00%) Python
6 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.20%) PHP
8 3 (2.40%) Scala
8 3 (2.40%) Perl
9 2 (1.60%) C++
9 2 (1.60%) Groovy
10 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.80%) VBScript
10 1 (0.80%) VB
10 1 (0.80%) C
10 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.80%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (7.20%) ISEB
2 8 (6.40%) Degree
3 4 (3.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.20%) Oracle
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.20%) HP
3 4 (3.20%) SAP
4 3 (2.40%) Telerik
5 2 (1.60%) VMware
5 2 (1.60%) Endeca
5 2 (1.60%) Google
5 2 (1.60%) Coremetrics
5 2 (1.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) hybris
6 1 (0.80%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.80%) Vertica
6 1 (0.80%) CA
6 1 (0.80%) Perforce
6 1 (0.80%) ATG
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