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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 503 520 494
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 99 71 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 59
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.75
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
44618 44325 41838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.46% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 28067 25288
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1611 1774 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +34 38 £363 -14.70% 8
London -4 37 £400 +24.03% 47
North West -14 10 £325 +12.06% 2
Yorkshire - 10 £525 - 9
South West +3 2 £350 - 4
East of England 0 1 £450 +28.57% 4
West Midlands -12 1 - - 1
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 181 (100.00%) QA
2 111 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (53.04%) Selenium
4 71 (39.23%) Java
5 69 (38.12%) Test Automation
6 65 (35.91%) BDD
7 58 (32.04%) Cucumber
8 57 (31.49%) WebDriver
9 54 (29.83%) Scrum
10 51 (28.18%) SQL
11 46 (25.41%) TDD
12 44 (24.31%) Mobile App
13 41 (22.65%) Android
14 40 (22.10%) Automated Testing
15 39 (21.55%) Apple iOS
16 31 (17.13%) Regression Testing
17 30 (16.57%) JIRA
18 29 (16.02%) Ruby
19 28 (15.47%) QA Automation
20 27 (14.92%) JavaScript
21 25 (13.81%) C#
21 25 (13.81%) Automation Testing
22 24 (13.26%) Performance Testing
22 24 (13.26%) E-Commerce
22 24 (13.26%) Finance
23 23 (12.71%) Test Scripting
24 22 (12.15%) .NET
24 22 (12.15%) Appium
25 21 (11.60%) Manual Testing
26 20 (11.05%) Software Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (6.08%) Confluence
1 11 (6.08%) Node.js
2 5 (2.76%) CMS
3 3 (1.66%) Jetty
4 2 (1.10%) IIS
4 2 (1.10%) WordPress
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Drupal
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) GitHub
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.21%) H.323
2 3 (1.66%) Internet
3 2 (1.10%) DPNSS
3 2 (1.10%) MGCP
3 2 (1.10%) PSTN
3 2 (1.10%) QSIG
3 2 (1.10%) SS7
3 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.10%) Telepresence
3 2 (1.10%) VLAN
4 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.10%) DB2
5 2 (1.10%) MySQL
6 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 96 (53.04%) Selenium
2 58 (32.04%) Cucumber
3 57 (31.49%) WebDriver
4 30 (16.57%) JIRA
5 22 (12.15%) Appium
6 19 (10.50%) Git (software)
6 19 (10.50%) SoapUI
7 18 (9.94%) Jenkins
7 18 (9.94%) JMeter
8 13 (7.18%) JBehave
9 11 (6.08%) Jasmine
10 10 (5.52%) Maven
11 9 (4.97%) LoadRunner
12 8 (4.42%) HP UFT
12 8 (4.42%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (4.42%) Visual Studio
13 7 (3.87%) Calabash
14 6 (3.31%) Gatling
14 6 (3.31%) VisualVM
14 6 (3.31%) YourKit
General
1 24 (13.26%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Retail
3 6 (3.31%) Publishing
4 4 (2.21%) Games
5 3 (1.66%) Front Office
6 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.15%) .NET
2 20 (11.05%) HTML
3 15 (8.29%) REST
4 13 (7.18%) HTML5
4 13 (7.18%) Web Services
5 12 (6.63%) jQuery
6 11 (6.08%) ASP.NET
7 10 (5.52%) Gherkin
8 9 (4.97%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.97%) AngularJS
8 9 (4.97%) Spring
9 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (4.42%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.87%) Behat
10 7 (3.87%) SOAP
10 7 (3.87%) XML
11 4 (2.21%) CSS
11 4 (2.21%) CSS3
12 3 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.31%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.42%) User Experience
3 5 (2.76%) Derivative
3 5 (2.76%) Social Media
4 4 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.10%) EPoS
6 1 (0.55%) AS400
6 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.55%) iPad
6 1 (0.55%) iSeries
6 1 (0.55%) Replication
6 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.55%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.65%) Android
2 39 (21.55%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.76%) Linux
3 5 (2.76%) Windows
4 3 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.55%) Unix
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.12%) Test Automation
3 65 (35.91%) BDD
4 54 (29.83%) Scrum
5 46 (25.41%) TDD
6 40 (22.10%) Automated Testing
7 31 (17.13%) Regression Testing
8 28 (15.47%) QA Automation
9 25 (13.81%) Automation Testing
10 24 (13.26%) E-Commerce
10 24 (13.26%) Performance Testing
11 23 (12.71%) Test Scripting
12 21 (11.60%) Manual Testing
13 20 (11.05%) Software Testing
14 19 (10.50%) Kanban
15 18 (9.94%) Black-Box Testing
15 18 (9.94%) Open Source
16 14 (7.73%) Non-Functional Testing
17 13 (7.18%) Defect Management
17 13 (7.18%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (39.23%) Java
2 51 (28.18%) SQL
3 29 (16.02%) Ruby
4 27 (14.92%) JavaScript
5 25 (13.81%) C#
6 11 (6.08%) Python
6 11 (6.08%) Scala
7 10 (5.52%) PHP
8 7 (3.87%) Groovy
8 7 (3.87%) VBScript
9 6 (3.31%) CoffeeScript
9 6 (3.31%) VBA
10 3 (1.66%) C++
11 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.10%) VB
12 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (4.97%) ISEB
2 8 (4.42%) Degree
3 7 (3.87%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.10%) HND
4 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) SDET
3 1 (0.55%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle
2 7 (3.87%) IBM
3 6 (3.31%) AppDynamics
3 6 (3.31%) Dynatrace
3 6 (3.31%) HP
3 6 (3.31%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.31%) New Relic
4 5 (2.76%) Telerik
5 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.10%) Rally
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco
6 1 (0.55%) Coremetrics
6 1 (0.55%) Endeca
6 1 (0.55%) Google
6 1 (0.55%) SAP
6 1 (0.55%) Sybase
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: From £400 to £430 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day £300-375 / day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
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Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 280-350 Per Day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 25 days ago