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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 516 491 532
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +41
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 64 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 57 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £258 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -32.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £31.75 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 - £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 - £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 - £20.00
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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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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 -11 37 £360 -10.00% 21
South East +2 19 £328 -9.65% 9
West Midlands -13 3 £250 - 1
South West -30 3 £375 +42.85% 3
East Midlands +3 1 - -
East of England - 1 £363 - 4
North East - - - - 2
North West - - - - 5
Yorkshire - - - - 7
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 135 (100.00%) QA
2 96 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (55.56%) Selenium
4 50 (37.04%) Java
5 45 (33.33%) Scrum
6 36 (26.67%) TDD
6 36 (26.67%) WebDriver
7 35 (25.93%) Cucumber
7 35 (25.93%) Test Automation
8 32 (23.70%) BDD
9 29 (21.48%) SQL
10 27 (20.00%) Automated Testing
11 24 (17.78%) Ruby
12 21 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (14.81%) Test Scripting
14 18 (13.33%) .NET
15 17 (12.59%) Manual Testing
16 16 (11.85%) Linux
16 16 (11.85%) ISEB
16 16 (11.85%) Regression Testing
17 15 (11.11%) Finance
17 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
18 14 (10.37%) ISTQB
18 14 (10.37%) Kanban
19 13 (9.63%) Mobile App
19 13 (9.63%) Automation Testing
19 13 (9.63%) Jenkins
19 13 (9.63%) Python
19 13 (9.63%) E-Commerce
19 13 (9.63%) Web Services

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (2.96%) IIS
1 4 (2.96%) Apache
2 1 (0.74%) Confluence
2 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
1 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.15%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.67%) HTTP
3 7 (5.19%) DNS
4 6 (4.44%) LDAP
5 4 (2.96%) SMTP
5 4 (2.96%) SNMP
6 3 (2.22%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.22%) Internet
7 2 (1.48%) LAN
7 2 (1.48%) WAN
7 2 (1.48%) SSL
7 2 (1.48%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.48%) Firewall
8 1 (0.74%) NAS
8 1 (0.74%) H.323
8 1 (0.74%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) MySQL
1 8 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 75 (55.56%) Selenium
2 36 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 35 (25.93%) Cucumber
4 13 (9.63%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.41%) JIRA
6 9 (6.67%) FitNesse
6 9 (6.67%) JMeter
6 9 (6.67%) JUnit
7 8 (5.93%) Calabash
7 8 (5.93%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.19%) SoapUI
8 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (4.44%) Subversion
9 6 (4.44%) SpecFlow
9 6 (4.44%) JBehave
9 6 (4.44%) WATIR
9 6 (4.44%) Maven
10 5 (3.70%) TestNG
11 4 (2.96%) Hudson
General
1 15 (11.11%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.93%) Electronics
4 7 (5.19%) Legal
5 6 (4.44%) Games
6 5 (3.70%) Banking
6 5 (3.70%) Publishing
7 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.96%) Marketing
8 3 (2.22%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.22%) Retail
9 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.33%) .NET
2 13 (9.63%) Web Services
3 9 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.93%) HTML
5 5 (3.70%) REST
6 4 (2.96%) CSS
6 4 (2.96%) XML
7 3 (2.22%) jQuery
7 3 (2.22%) Django
7 3 (2.22%) SOAP
7 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.48%) Cocoon
8 2 (1.48%) RESTful
8 2 (1.48%) HTML5
9 1 (0.74%) WCF
9 1 (0.74%) WPF
9 1 (0.74%) JSON
9 1 (0.74%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.74%) Mustache
9 1 (0.74%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.67%) EMV
2 9 (6.67%) Smartcard
3 8 (5.93%) Open Source
4 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.96%) DTV
5 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.22%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.48%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.74%) iPhone
8 1 (0.74%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.74%) Social Media
8 1 (0.74%) iPad
8 1 (0.74%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.85%) Linux
2 10 (7.41%) UNIX
2 10 (7.41%) Android
3 9 (6.67%) Windows
4 7 (5.19%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.96%) CentOS
5 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.33%) Scrum
3 36 (26.67%) TDD
4 35 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 32 (23.70%) BDD
6 27 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 21 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (14.81%) Test Scripting
9 17 (12.59%) Manual Testing
10 16 (11.85%) Regression Testing
11 14 (10.37%) Kanban
12 13 (9.63%) Automation Testing
12 13 (9.63%) E-Commerce
13 12 (8.89%) Quality Management
13 12 (8.89%) Software Engineering
14 11 (8.15%) Performance Testing
14 11 (8.15%) User Stories
15 10 (7.41%) QMS
16 8 (5.93%) OO
16 8 (5.93%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.04%) Java
2 29 (21.48%) SQL
3 24 (17.78%) Ruby
4 13 (9.63%) Python
4 13 (9.63%) C#
5 12 (8.89%) PHP
6 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.41%) Perl
7 7 (5.19%) C
8 5 (3.70%) C++
9 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.96%) Groovy
10 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.48%) VBA
12 1 (0.74%) Scala
12 1 (0.74%) VBScript
12 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (11.85%) ISEB
2 14 (10.37%) ISTQB
3 12 (8.89%) Degree
4 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.48%) MOS
5 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (5.93%) ISO 9001
2 8 (5.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) NFS
1 4 (2.96%) qmail
1 4 (2.96%) Squid
1 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.48%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.15%) HP
3 7 (5.19%) Cisco
4 5 (3.70%) VMware
4 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.96%) SAP
5 4 (2.96%) NetApp
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle
7 1 (0.74%) Cognos
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