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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 521 485 474
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 61 74 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 59 42
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £65.00 £34.38 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.09% +5.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.38 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.63%
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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
46468 43835 42327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.75% 92.63% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30057 26949 24391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1901 1936 2492
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.53 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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 -2 41 £358 -10.62% 10
South East -37 9 £350 +25.56% 7
East of England -5 3 £450 +63.63% 3
North West - 3 £270 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £250 -
South West -31 2 £363 +61.11% 4
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 81 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (51.20%) Selenium
4 50 (40.00%) Java
5 38 (30.40%) SQL
6 35 (28.00%) Scrum
7 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
8 32 (25.60%) WebDriver
9 31 (24.80%) TDD
10 28 (22.40%) Cucumber
11 25 (20.00%) BDD
12 24 (19.20%) Automated Testing
13 20 (16.00%) Python
13 20 (16.00%) Ruby
14 19 (15.20%) Manual Testing
15 18 (14.40%) JIRA
16 17 (13.60%) Test Scripting
17 16 (12.80%) ISEB
18 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
19 13 (10.40%) Automation Testing
19 13 (10.40%) Linux
19 13 (10.40%) Web Services
20 12 (9.60%) UNIX
20 12 (9.60%) PHP
20 12 (9.60%) .NET
20 12 (9.60%) E-Commerce
20 12 (9.60%) Regression Testing
20 12 (9.60%) Games
20 12 (9.60%) Kanban

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.80%) CMS
1 1 (0.80%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) MS Office
2 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) IaaS
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) HTTP
1 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.20%) Internet
3 3 (2.40%) ATM
3 3 (2.40%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.80%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.80%) NAS
4 1 (0.80%) H.323
4 1 (0.80%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) MySQL
2 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.20%) DB2
4 3 (2.40%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.40%) OLTP
4 3 (2.40%) OLAP
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.80%) Big Data
6 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (51.20%) Selenium
2 32 (25.60%) WebDriver
3 28 (22.40%) Cucumber
4 18 (14.40%) JIRA
5 10 (8.00%) JMeter
5 10 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (7.20%) TestNG
6 9 (7.20%) JUnit
7 8 (6.40%) Subversion
7 8 (6.40%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.40%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.80%) Maven
8 6 (4.80%) WATIR
8 6 (4.80%) Calabash
9 5 (4.00%) Appium
10 4 (3.20%) Bugzilla
10 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.20%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.20%) JBehave
General
1 12 (9.60%) Games
2 8 (6.40%) Finance
3 7 (5.60%) Electronics
4 4 (3.20%) Legal
4 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.40%) Retail
6 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.80%) Advertising
7 1 (0.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) Web Services
2 12 (9.60%) .NET
3 8 (6.40%) HTML
4 6 (4.80%) REST
5 5 (4.00%) XML
6 4 (3.20%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.20%) HTML5
7 3 (2.40%) Django
7 3 (2.40%) CSS
7 3 (2.40%) SOAP
8 2 (1.60%) Cocoon
8 2 (1.60%) J2EE
8 2 (1.60%) JRuby
8 2 (1.60%) RESTful
9 1 (0.80%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.80%) jQuery
9 1 (0.80%) JSON
9 1 (0.80%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Open Source
1 9 (7.20%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.40%) EMV
2 8 (6.40%) Smartcard
3 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) DTV
4 2 (1.60%) Human Factors
4 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.80%) iPad
5 1 (0.80%) Online Games
5 1 (0.80%) Online Gambling
5 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.80%) iPhone
5 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.80%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
2 12 (9.60%) UNIX
3 7 (5.60%) Windows
4 6 (4.80%) Android
5 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.00%) Scrum
3 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
4 31 (24.80%) TDD
5 25 (20.00%) BDD
6 24 (19.20%) Automated Testing
7 19 (15.20%) Manual Testing
8 17 (13.60%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.40%) Automation Testing
11 12 (9.60%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.60%) Regression Testing
11 12 (9.60%) Kanban
12 11 (8.80%) Software Engineering
13 8 (6.40%) Quality Management
13 8 (6.40%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.40%) Test Strategy
14 7 (5.60%) QMS
14 7 (5.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.00%) Java
2 38 (30.40%) SQL
3 20 (16.00%) Python
3 20 (16.00%) Ruby
4 12 (9.60%) PHP
5 10 (8.00%) C#
6 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.40%) Perl
7 7 (5.60%) C
7 7 (5.60%) C++
8 3 (2.40%) Groovy
9 2 (1.60%) Jython
9 2 (1.60%) VBA
9 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.60%) Scala
10 1 (0.80%) Erlang
10 1 (0.80%) VBScript
10 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) ISEB
2 11 (8.80%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) MOS
4 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.80%) Salt
2 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (7.20%) HP
2 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco
3 3 (2.40%) IBM
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle
4 2 (1.60%) VMware
4 2 (1.60%) SAP
5 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.80%) ATG
5 1 (0.80%) Perforce
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