The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 475 481 528
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +47
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 78 68 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 54 27
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Engineer
UK

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 August 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 1 August 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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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
London +13 51 £375 -6.25% 26
South East -5 15 £425 - 6
East of England -16 5 £350 - 2
South West -28 4 £338 +12.50% 3
West Midlands - 4 £388 -
North West - 1 £325 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £338 - 1
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
QA Engineer
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 170 (100.00%) QA
2 96 (56.47%) Selenium
3 68 (40.00%) Java
4 60 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (34.12%) Cucumber
6 56 (32.94%) Scrum
7 44 (25.88%) Test Automation
7 44 (25.88%) TDD
8 42 (24.71%) WebDriver
8 42 (24.71%) BDD
9 39 (22.94%) SQL
10 37 (21.76%) Ruby
11 34 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (17.65%) Automated Testing
13 28 (16.47%) ISTQB
14 27 (15.88%) Test Scripting
14 27 (15.88%) ISEB
15 26 (15.29%) Web Services
16 25 (14.71%) .NET
17 23 (13.53%) Automation Testing
18 22 (12.94%) C#
19 21 (12.35%) Linux
20 20 (11.76%) Finance
21 19 (11.18%) Degree
22 18 (10.59%) Windows
23 17 (10.00%) Open Source
24 16 (9.41%) XML
24 16 (9.41%) Regression Testing
24 16 (9.41%) Jenkins
25 15 (8.82%) UNIX

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (2.94%) Confluence
2 4 (2.35%) Apache
2 4 (2.35%) IIS
2 4 (2.35%) Node.js
3 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.71%) MS Office
3 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Office 365
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
1 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.06%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.47%) HTTP
3 8 (4.71%) LDAP
3 8 (4.71%) DNS
4 5 (2.94%) SSL
4 5 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.35%) SMTP
5 4 (2.35%) SNMP
5 4 (2.35%) LAN
5 4 (2.35%) WAN
5 4 (2.35%) Firewall
6 3 (1.76%) Internet
7 2 (1.18%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.59%) GPRS
8 1 (0.59%) GSM
8 1 (0.59%) UMTS
8 1 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) MySQL
3 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.59%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) DB2
6 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 96 (56.47%) Selenium
2 58 (34.12%) Cucumber
3 42 (24.71%) WebDriver
4 16 (9.41%) Jenkins
5 15 (8.82%) JIRA
6 13 (7.65%) JUnit
6 13 (7.65%) FitNesse
7 10 (5.88%) WATIR
7 10 (5.88%) Calabash
7 10 (5.88%) JBehave
8 9 (5.29%) JMeter
8 9 (5.29%) Git (software)
9 8 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.71%) SoapUI
9 8 (4.71%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.12%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (4.12%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.35%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.35%) Sahi
11 4 (2.35%) RSpec
General
1 20 (11.76%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.29%) Legal
4 8 (4.71%) Publishing
5 6 (3.53%) Retail
5 6 (3.53%) Games
6 5 (2.94%) Electronics
6 5 (2.94%) Banking
7 4 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.76%) Marketing
9 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.59%) Automotive
10 1 (0.59%) Law
10 1 (0.59%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.29%) Web Services
2 25 (14.71%) .NET
3 16 (9.41%) XML
4 13 (7.65%) HTML
5 11 (6.47%) SOAP
6 9 (5.29%) REST
6 9 (5.29%) .NET Framework
7 7 (4.12%) CSS
8 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.35%) Mustache
9 4 (2.35%) Sass
10 3 (1.76%) JSON
10 3 (1.76%) Django
10 3 (1.76%) WCF
10 3 (1.76%) WPF
10 3 (1.76%) RESTful
10 3 (1.76%) jQuery
11 2 (1.18%) XSLT
11 2 (1.18%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.59%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.00%) Open Source
2 14 (8.24%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.71%) EMV
3 8 (4.71%) Smartcard
4 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.53%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.76%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.18%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.18%) Derivative
7 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.18%) DTV
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.59%) Handset
8 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) MPEG
8 1 (0.59%) Statistics
8 1 (0.59%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.35%) Linux
2 18 (10.59%) Windows
3 15 (8.82%) UNIX
4 10 (5.88%) Android
5 8 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.35%) CentOS
7 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (32.94%) Scrum
3 44 (25.88%) Test Automation
3 44 (25.88%) TDD
4 42 (24.71%) BDD
5 34 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 27 (15.88%) Test Scripting
8 23 (13.53%) Automation Testing
9 16 (9.41%) Regression Testing
10 13 (7.65%) Quality Management
10 13 (7.65%) OO
11 12 (7.06%) Kanban
11 12 (7.06%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.47%) Performance Testing
13 10 (5.88%) QMS
13 10 (5.88%) User Stories
14 9 (5.29%) Web Testing
15 8 (4.71%) Software Testing
15 8 (4.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 68 (40.00%) Java
2 39 (22.94%) SQL
3 37 (21.76%) Ruby
4 22 (12.94%) C#
5 15 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 14 (8.24%) Python
7 9 (5.29%) Perl
8 8 (4.71%) PHP
9 6 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.94%) C++
10 5 (2.94%) Groovy
11 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.35%) C
12 3 (1.76%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (16.47%) ISTQB
2 27 (15.88%) ISEB
3 19 (11.18%) Degree
4 7 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.71%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.35%) qmail
1 4 (2.35%) Squid
1 4 (2.35%) NFS
1 4 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (5.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) Puppet
3 1 (0.59%) Salt
3 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.29%) HP
3 6 (3.53%) Oracle
3 6 (3.53%) Cisco
4 4 (2.35%) NetApp
4 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.35%) VMware
5 3 (1.76%) BT
6 2 (1.18%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) Cognos
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