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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 515 572 543
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -29
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 104 59 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 47 54
Median daily rate £388 £364 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £31.75
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
47211 49401 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.99% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31129 32106 30344
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1529 1897 1992
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £41.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 54 £450 +12.50% 35
South East +24 18 £340 -4.89% 8
North East - 16 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £393 - 3
West Midlands - 6 £381 -
East Midlands -3 3 £375 - 1
North West +12 2 £313 +13.63% 5
East of England +3 1 £485 +31.08% 1
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 204 (100.00%) QA
2 129 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (57.84%) Selenium
4 83 (40.69%) Cucumber
5 70 (34.31%) Java
6 68 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 66 (32.35%) Test Automation
8 63 (30.88%) Automated Testing
9 59 (28.92%) TDD
9 59 (28.92%) BDD
10 54 (26.47%) SQL
11 47 (23.04%) Scrum
12 44 (21.57%) Jenkins
13 43 (21.08%) Exploratory Testing
14 39 (19.12%) JIRA
14 39 (19.12%) JUnit
15 34 (16.67%) .NET
15 34 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 34 (16.67%) Automation Testing
16 33 (16.18%) Finance
17 32 (15.69%) Test Scripting
18 31 (15.20%) C#
18 31 (15.20%) Defect Tracking
19 30 (14.71%) Web Services
19 30 (14.71%) Android
20 29 (14.22%) Ruby
21 28 (13.73%) User Stories
22 27 (13.24%) QA Automation
22 27 (13.24%) Manual Testing
23 26 (12.75%) Retail

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 18 (8.82%) Confluence
2 8 (3.92%) IIS
3 3 (1.47%) Jetty
4 2 (0.98%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.94%) GitHub
1 6 (2.94%) Google Play
2 4 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.96%) HTTP
2 3 (1.47%) SNMP
3 2 (0.98%) Internet
3 2 (0.98%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.98%) RTSP
3 2 (0.98%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.49%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.49%) Network Security
4 1 (0.49%) Skype
4 1 (0.49%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.96%) Big Data
3 4 (1.96%) MySQL
4 3 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.98%) HPCC
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 118 (57.84%) Selenium
2 83 (40.69%) Cucumber
3 68 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 44 (21.57%) Jenkins
5 39 (19.12%) JIRA
5 39 (19.12%) JUnit
6 22 (10.78%) SoapUI
7 21 (10.29%) Appium
8 19 (9.31%) JMeter
9 17 (8.33%) RSpec
10 16 (7.84%) NUnit
10 16 (7.84%) SpecFlow
11 15 (7.35%) Jasmine
12 14 (6.86%) HP UFT
13 13 (6.37%) Git (software)
13 13 (6.37%) Gradle
14 12 (5.88%) Protractor
15 11 (5.39%) Maven
16 10 (4.90%) Ant
16 10 (4.90%) Xcode
General
1 33 (16.18%) Finance
2 26 (12.75%) Retail
3 16 (7.84%) Games
4 13 (6.37%) Banking
5 11 (5.39%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.92%) Front Office
7 4 (1.96%) Marketing
7 4 (1.96%) Publishing
8 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) Automotive
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.67%) .NET
2 30 (14.71%) Web Services
3 19 (9.31%) HTML
3 19 (9.31%) REST
4 17 (8.33%) JSON
5 16 (7.84%) .NET Framework
5 16 (7.84%) Node.js
6 13 (6.37%) Spring
7 12 (5.88%) Hibernate
8 11 (5.39%) HTML5
8 11 (5.39%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (5.39%) RESTful
8 11 (5.39%) XML
9 10 (4.90%) Gherkin
10 9 (4.41%) AngularJS
11 8 (3.92%) Ajax
11 8 (3.92%) Java EE
11 8 (3.92%) JMS
11 8 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (2.94%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.27%) Mobile App
2 20 (9.80%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (4.41%) User Experience
5 6 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.47%) PKI
7 2 (0.98%) CCTV
7 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.98%) Fintech
7 2 (0.98%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.98%) Replication
7 2 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.98%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.71%) Android
2 25 (12.25%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.39%) Linux
4 8 (3.92%) Windows
5 4 (1.96%) Unix
6 3 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (32.35%) Test Automation
3 63 (30.88%) Automated Testing
4 59 (28.92%) BDD
4 59 (28.92%) TDD
5 47 (23.04%) Scrum
6 43 (21.08%) Exploratory Testing
7 34 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 32 (15.69%) Test Scripting
9 31 (15.20%) Defect Tracking
10 28 (13.73%) User Stories
11 27 (13.24%) Manual Testing
11 27 (13.24%) QA Automation
12 25 (12.25%) E-Commerce
13 24 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (11.27%) Performance Testing
15 22 (10.78%) Regression Testing
15 22 (10.78%) Software Engineering
15 22 (10.78%) Unit Testing
16 21 (10.29%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (34.31%) Java
2 54 (26.47%) SQL
3 34 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 31 (15.20%) C#
5 29 (14.22%) Ruby
6 24 (11.76%) Scala
7 15 (7.35%) Python
8 10 (4.90%) Groovy
9 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.47%) Perl
10 3 (1.47%) PHP
10 3 (1.47%) VBScript
11 2 (0.98%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.98%) C
11 2 (0.98%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.98%) R
11 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.98%) VBA
12 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (10.78%) Degree
2 16 (7.84%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.35%) ISEB
4 4 (1.96%) PhD
4 4 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.98%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (5.88%) WCAG
3 5 (2.45%) SDET
4 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.49%) EFQM
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (8.82%) Oracle
2 10 (4.90%) Atlassian
3 8 (3.92%) HP
3 8 (3.92%) Rally
4 7 (3.43%) Google
5 6 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.96%) Sybase
7 3 (1.47%) JDA
8 2 (0.98%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.98%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.98%) IBM
8 2 (0.98%) New Relic
8 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.98%) SAP
9 1 (0.49%) Apple
9 1 (0.49%) hybris
9 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.49%) Xamarin
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