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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 494 466 441
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -25
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 75 73 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 60 57
Average daily rate
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£318 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+29.62% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.30%
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
44075 43066 37782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.55% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25926 22039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1726 1867 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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 54 £313 -19.35% 26
South East -21 6 £350 +29.62% 11
North West -6 5 £280 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £200 -
East of England - 3 £356 - 4
South West -19 2 £363 +11.53% 2
East Midlands -6 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 135 (100.00%) QA
2 70 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (46.67%) Selenium
4 58 (42.96%) Java
5 42 (31.11%) Test Automation
6 39 (28.89%) SQL
7 38 (28.15%) Cucumber
8 35 (25.93%) WebDriver
8 35 (25.93%) Scrum
9 31 (22.96%) BDD
10 29 (21.48%) TDD
11 27 (20.00%) Ruby
12 23 (17.04%) Python
12 23 (17.04%) Manual Testing
13 19 (14.07%) JIRA
14 16 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (11.11%) ISEB
15 15 (11.11%) C#
16 14 (10.37%) Finance
16 14 (10.37%) Performance Testing
17 13 (9.63%) Test Scripting
17 13 (9.63%) Linux
17 13 (9.63%) XML
17 13 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro
18 12 (8.89%) UNIX
18 12 (8.89%) Web Services
18 12 (8.89%) Games
18 12 (8.89%) Automated Testing
18 12 (8.89%) Automation Testing
19 11 (8.15%) SoapUI

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (2.96%) Confluence
2 3 (2.22%) CMS
3 2 (1.48%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.48%) IIS
3 2 (1.48%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Office
1 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) GitHub
2 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.22%) ATM
3 2 (1.48%) HTTP
3 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) NAS
4 1 (0.74%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) MySQL
2 6 (4.44%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.22%) OLTP
4 3 (2.22%) DB2
4 3 (2.22%) OLAP
4 3 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.22%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.48%) Big Data
5 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 63 (46.67%) Selenium
2 38 (28.15%) Cucumber
3 35 (25.93%) WebDriver
4 19 (14.07%) JIRA
5 13 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (8.15%) SoapUI
7 9 (6.67%) RSpec
7 9 (6.67%) Subversion
8 8 (5.93%) Git (software)
8 8 (5.93%) Jenkins
9 7 (5.19%) JMeter
9 7 (5.19%) JUnit
9 7 (5.19%) TestNG
10 6 (4.44%) JBehave
11 5 (3.70%) LoadRunner
11 5 (3.70%) Calabash
12 4 (2.96%) WATIR
13 3 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (10.37%) Finance
2 12 (8.89%) Games
3 6 (4.44%) Electronics
4 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.96%) Marketing
6 3 (2.22%) Retail
7 2 (1.48%) Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Automotive
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.63%) XML
2 12 (8.89%) Web Services
3 8 (5.93%) .NET
4 6 (4.44%) SOAP
4 6 (4.44%) JSON
4 6 (4.44%) RESTful
5 5 (3.70%) HTML
6 4 (2.96%) J2EE
6 4 (2.96%) REST
7 3 (2.22%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.22%) HTML5
8 2 (1.48%) JRuby
8 2 (1.48%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.74%) OAuth
9 1 (0.74%) WPF
9 1 (0.74%) jQuery
9 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.93%) Open Source
3 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.70%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.96%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.96%) DTV
5 3 (2.22%) Online Games
5 3 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.48%) Derivative
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
7 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.74%) iPhone
7 1 (0.74%) iPad
7 1 (0.74%) Handset
7 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.74%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.63%) Linux
2 12 (8.89%) UNIX
3 6 (4.44%) Windows
3 6 (4.44%) Android
4 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.11%) Test Automation
3 35 (25.93%) Scrum
4 31 (22.96%) BDD
5 29 (21.48%) TDD
6 23 (17.04%) Manual Testing
7 16 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (10.37%) Performance Testing
9 13 (9.63%) Test Scripting
10 12 (8.89%) Automation Testing
10 12 (8.89%) Automated Testing
11 11 (8.15%) Regression Testing
11 11 (8.15%) Kanban
12 9 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.67%) Software Testing
13 7 (5.19%) OOP
13 7 (5.19%) OO
13 7 (5.19%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.19%) Test Strategy
14 6 (4.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (42.96%) Java
2 39 (28.89%) SQL
3 27 (20.00%) Ruby
4 23 (17.04%) Python
5 15 (11.11%) C#
6 9 (6.67%) C++
6 9 (6.67%) Perl
7 7 (5.19%) C
8 6 (4.44%) PHP
9 5 (3.70%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.96%) Scala
11 3 (2.22%) Groovy
12 2 (1.48%) Jython
12 2 (1.48%) VBScript
12 2 (1.48%) VB
13 1 (0.74%) VBA
13 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.74%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 15 (11.11%) ISEB
2 11 (8.15%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.44%) Degree
4 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) MOS
5 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (5.93%) Oracle
2 6 (4.44%) HP
3 4 (2.96%) SAP
4 3 (2.22%) IBM
5 2 (1.48%) ATG
5 2 (1.48%) Perforce
5 2 (1.48%) VMware
5 2 (1.48%) Telerik
6 1 (0.74%) hybris
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.74%) CA
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
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Rate: £26 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £230 - £275 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago