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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 474 506 563
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +57
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 134 109 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 71 48
Median daily rate £394 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 - £42.50
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
44543 47526 48148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29385 30731 30952
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 1872 2020
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +14 66 £450 +18.42% 44
North East -15 24 £350 - 1
South East +3 16 £315 -13.10% 6
Yorkshire +10 10 £413 -19.51%
West Midlands -21 8 £381 +90.62% 1
North West -9 6 £306 -5.03% 4
East of England +6 2 - - 5
South West +8 1 £320 -
East Midlands - 1 £275 - 2
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 216 (100.00%) QA
2 150 (69.44%) Selenium
3 140 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (43.06%) Cucumber
5 90 (41.67%) Test Automation
6 85 (39.35%) Automated Testing
7 81 (37.50%) Java
8 75 (34.72%) TDD
9 67 (31.02%) WebDriver
10 56 (25.93%) BDD
10 56 (25.93%) Test Scripting
11 54 (25.00%) SQL
12 52 (24.07%) Jenkins
12 52 (24.07%) Automation Testing
13 44 (20.37%) Scrum
14 39 (18.06%) Scala
14 39 (18.06%) User Stories
14 39 (18.06%) Defect Tracking
15 37 (17.13%) Manual Testing
15 37 (17.13%) JUnit
16 36 (16.67%) QA Automation
16 36 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
17 35 (16.20%) Ruby
18 34 (15.74%) Web Testing
19 32 (14.81%) RSpec
20 31 (14.35%) JSON
20 31 (14.35%) JIRA
20 31 (14.35%) Games
21 30 (13.89%) .NET
21 30 (13.89%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (3.24%) Jetty
2 6 (2.78%) Confluence
3 4 (1.85%) CMS
4 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) Internet
1 3 (1.39%) SNMP
2 2 (0.93%) HTTP
2 2 (0.93%) RTSP
3 1 (0.46%) Firewall
3 1 (0.46%) Network Security
3 1 (0.46%) Skype
3 1 (0.46%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.09%) Big Data
4 5 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.39%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.46%) MySQL
7 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 150 (69.44%) Selenium
2 93 (43.06%) Cucumber
3 67 (31.02%) WebDriver
4 52 (24.07%) Jenkins
5 37 (17.13%) JUnit
6 32 (14.81%) RSpec
7 31 (14.35%) JIRA
8 18 (8.33%) Appium
8 18 (8.33%) HP UFT
9 15 (6.94%) SpecFlow
10 14 (6.48%) Git (software)
10 14 (6.48%) SoapUI
11 12 (5.56%) NUnit
12 11 (5.09%) Protractor
13 10 (4.63%) Sahi
13 10 (4.63%) WATIR
14 8 (3.70%) JMeter
14 8 (3.70%) Mocha
14 8 (3.70%) Robot Framework
14 8 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (14.35%) Games
2 28 (12.96%) Finance
3 19 (8.80%) Banking
4 17 (7.87%) Retail
5 12 (5.56%) Investment Banking
6 9 (4.17%) Publishing
7 8 (3.70%) Front Office
7 8 (3.70%) Marketing
8 3 (1.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.93%) Automotive
9 2 (0.93%) Back Office
9 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.35%) JSON
2 30 (13.89%) .NET
3 23 (10.65%) XML
4 19 (8.80%) Node.js
4 19 (8.80%) Web Services
5 18 (8.33%) Gherkin
6 16 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 15 (6.94%) HTML
8 12 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (4.63%) HTML5
10 9 (4.17%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.78%) SOAP
12 5 (2.31%) Kafka
12 5 (2.31%) RESTful
13 4 (1.85%) REST
14 3 (1.39%) Express
14 3 (1.39%) Hibernate
14 3 (1.39%) J2EE
14 3 (1.39%) Spring
15 2 (0.93%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.80%) Mobile App
2 14 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.31%) User Experience
5 4 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.39%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.39%) NHS
6 3 (1.39%) PKI
6 3 (1.39%) Replication
7 2 (0.93%) CCTV
7 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.93%) Fintech
7 2 (0.93%) iPad
7 2 (0.93%) Smart Energy
7 2 (0.93%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.93%) STB
7 2 (0.93%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.80%) Android
2 17 (7.87%) Linux
3 16 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.17%) Unix
5 8 (3.70%) Windows
6 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 85 (39.35%) Automated Testing
4 75 (34.72%) TDD
5 56 (25.93%) BDD
5 56 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 52 (24.07%) Automation Testing
7 44 (20.37%) Scrum
8 39 (18.06%) Defect Tracking
8 39 (18.06%) User Stories
9 37 (17.13%) Manual Testing
10 36 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
10 36 (16.67%) QA Automation
11 34 (15.74%) Web Testing
12 30 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (11.57%) Software Engineering
14 21 (9.72%) Regression Testing
15 20 (9.26%) E-Commerce
15 20 (9.26%) Performance Testing
16 16 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 81 (37.50%) Java
2 54 (25.00%) SQL
3 39 (18.06%) Scala
4 35 (16.20%) Ruby
5 29 (13.43%) C#
6 24 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 15 (6.94%) Python
8 7 (3.24%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.31%) Perl
11 3 (1.39%) C
11 3 (1.39%) PHP
11 3 (1.39%) VBScript
12 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.93%) R
13 1 (0.46%) C++
13 1 (0.46%) VB
13 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (5.56%) Degree
2 6 (2.78%) ISEB
2 6 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.85%) PhD
4 3 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.93%) IRCA
5 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (12.04%) WCAG
3 6 (2.78%) SDET
4 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) EFQM
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (5.56%) Oracle
2 8 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.24%) HP
4 4 (1.85%) Sybase
5 3 (1.39%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) IBM
6 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.46%) Apple
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.46%) SAP
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