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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 512 491 524
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +33
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 66 71 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 56 26
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £271 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £475 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £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
46480 44650 49322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.83% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28690 27138 28354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 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 28 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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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 +1 43 £363 -9.37% 21
South East -4 16 £425 +3.03% 11
West Midlands -3 3 £230 -8.00%
East of England -25 3 £275 -15.38% 6
South West -32 3 £375 +42.85% 2
East Midlands - 1 £338 -
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 151 (100.00%) QA
2 91 (60.26%) Selenium
3 58 (38.41%) Java
4 54 (35.76%) Scrum
5 53 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (34.44%) Cucumber
7 43 (28.48%) BDD
8 42 (27.81%) WebDriver
8 42 (27.81%) TDD
9 39 (25.83%) Test Automation
10 35 (23.18%) Ruby
11 34 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (21.85%) SQL
13 31 (20.53%) Automated Testing
14 24 (15.89%) Web Services
15 20 (13.25%) .NET
15 20 (13.25%) ISTQB
15 20 (13.25%) Test Scripting
16 19 (12.58%) C#
16 19 (12.58%) Linux
16 19 (12.58%) ISEB
17 18 (11.92%) Regression Testing
18 16 (10.60%) Finance
18 16 (10.60%) E-Commerce
18 16 (10.60%) Mobile App
19 15 (9.93%) Jenkins
19 15 (9.93%) Automation Testing
20 14 (9.27%) Microsoft
20 14 (9.27%) Python
20 14 (9.27%) Degree

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 4 (2.65%) IIS
1 4 (2.65%) Apache
1 4 (2.65%) Node.js
2 2 (1.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.66%) SaaS
1 1 (0.66%) PaaS
1 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.96%) HTTP
3 6 (3.97%) LDAP
3 6 (3.97%) DNS
4 4 (2.65%) SNMP
4 4 (2.65%) SMTP
5 3 (1.99%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.32%) Firewall
6 2 (1.32%) LAN
6 2 (1.32%) WAN
6 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.32%) SSL
6 2 (1.32%) Internet
7 1 (0.66%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.64%) MySQL
3 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.66%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 91 (60.26%) Selenium
2 52 (34.44%) Cucumber
3 42 (27.81%) WebDriver
4 15 (9.93%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.95%) JIRA
6 11 (7.28%) FitNesse
7 10 (6.62%) WATIR
7 10 (6.62%) Calabash
8 9 (5.96%) Git (software)
8 9 (5.96%) JMeter
9 8 (5.30%) JUnit
10 7 (4.64%) JBehave
10 7 (4.64%) SpecFlow
11 6 (3.97%) Visual Studio
11 6 (3.97%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (3.31%) Hudson
12 5 (3.31%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.31%) Maven
13 4 (2.65%) Sahi
General
1 16 (10.60%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.30%) Legal
3 7 (4.64%) Electronics
3 7 (4.64%) Publishing
4 6 (3.97%) Games
5 4 (2.65%) Banking
5 4 (2.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.65%) Marketing
6 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.99%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.89%) Web Services
2 20 (13.25%) .NET
3 13 (8.61%) XML
4 12 (7.95%) HTML
5 8 (5.30%) .NET Framework
5 8 (5.30%) REST
6 7 (4.64%) SOAP
7 6 (3.97%) CSS
8 4 (2.65%) Mustache
8 4 (2.65%) Sass
9 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.99%) JSON
9 3 (1.99%) Django
9 3 (1.99%) jQuery
9 3 (1.99%) RESTful
10 2 (1.32%) HTML5
10 2 (1.32%) WCF
10 2 (1.32%) WPF
10 2 (1.32%) XSLT
10 2 (1.32%) Cocoon
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.60%) Mobile App
2 14 (9.27%) Open Source
3 9 (5.96%) EMV
3 9 (5.96%) Smartcard
4 6 (3.97%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.31%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.99%) DTV
7 3 (1.99%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.32%) Human Factors
8 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.66%) MPEG
9 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.66%) IPTV
9 1 (0.66%) Statistics
9 1 (0.66%) Online Games
9 1 (0.66%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.58%) Linux
2 12 (7.95%) Windows
3 10 (6.62%) UNIX
3 10 (6.62%) Android
4 8 (5.30%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.65%) CentOS
5 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (35.76%) Scrum
2 53 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (28.48%) BDD
4 42 (27.81%) TDD
5 39 (25.83%) Test Automation
6 34 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (20.53%) Automated Testing
8 20 (13.25%) Test Scripting
9 18 (11.92%) Regression Testing
10 16 (10.60%) E-Commerce
11 15 (9.93%) Automation Testing
12 14 (9.27%) Kanban
13 13 (8.61%) OO
14 12 (7.95%) Quality Management
15 11 (7.28%) Performance Testing
16 10 (6.62%) QMS
16 10 (6.62%) User Stories
17 9 (5.96%) Software Engineering
18 8 (5.30%) CMMI
18 8 (5.30%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 58 (38.41%) Java
2 35 (23.18%) Ruby
3 33 (21.85%) SQL
4 19 (12.58%) C#
5 14 (9.27%) Python
6 13 (8.61%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.62%) PHP
8 9 (5.96%) Perl
9 6 (3.97%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.31%) C++
11 4 (2.65%) Groovy
12 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.99%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.32%) C
13 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.66%) VBA
14 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (13.25%) ISTQB
2 19 (12.58%) ISEB
3 14 (9.27%) Degree
4 5 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (5.30%) ISO 9001
2 8 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) NFS
1 4 (2.65%) Squid
1 4 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.65%) qmail
2 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.96%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.62%) HP
3 7 (4.64%) Cisco
4 4 (2.65%) NetApp
4 4 (2.65%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.65%) VMware
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle
5 3 (1.99%) SAP
6 1 (0.66%) Cognos
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Very very competitive!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago