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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
UK / England
Rank 442 516 505
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 131 88 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 56 54
Median daily rate £378 £389 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +14.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £294 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £354 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.42% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39357 43443 43764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.72% 94.89% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25811 28092 27916
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 £255 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1597 1753
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +49 73 £425 +6.25% 46
North East - 15 £340 -
South East +7 13 £290 -20.00% 19
West Midlands - 13 £331 - 2
North West +22 10 £240 -25.58% 1
South West +6 3 £320 - 2
Yorkshire +3 3 £381 -27.38% 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 245 (100.00%) QA
2 180 (73.47%) Selenium
3 160 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (43.27%) Test Automation
5 100 (40.82%) Cucumber
6 95 (38.78%) Java
7 91 (37.14%) Automated Testing
8 84 (34.29%) WebDriver
9 78 (31.84%) TDD
10 77 (31.43%) Test Scripting
11 68 (27.76%) Jenkins
12 59 (24.08%) BDD
13 57 (23.27%) Automation Testing
14 53 (21.63%) SQL
15 48 (19.59%) User Stories
16 46 (18.78%) QA Automation
16 46 (18.78%) JIRA
17 45 (18.37%) Scala
17 45 (18.37%) JUnit
18 44 (17.96%) Scrum
19 43 (17.55%) Web Testing
20 41 (16.73%) Defect Tracking
21 39 (15.92%) RSpec
21 39 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
22 37 (15.10%) JSON
22 37 (15.10%) Games
23 36 (14.69%) Ruby
24 35 (14.29%) Manual Testing
24 35 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
25 33 (13.47%) WCAG

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 8 (3.27%) Confluence
2 7 (2.86%) Jetty
3 4 (1.63%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.82%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.04%) GitHub
1 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.63%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.22%) HTTP
1 3 (1.22%) Internet
1 3 (1.22%) SNMP
2 2 (0.82%) RTSP
3 1 (0.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.41%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (6.12%) Big Data
3 11 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.41%) MySQL
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.41%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.41%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 180 (73.47%) Selenium
2 100 (40.82%) Cucumber
3 84 (34.29%) WebDriver
4 68 (27.76%) Jenkins
5 46 (18.78%) JIRA
6 45 (18.37%) JUnit
7 39 (15.92%) RSpec
8 28 (11.43%) Git (software)
9 19 (7.76%) HP UFT
10 15 (6.12%) SoapUI
11 14 (5.71%) Appium
12 11 (4.49%) DbUnit
12 11 (4.49%) JMeter
12 11 (4.49%) Robot Framework
12 11 (4.49%) Sahi
12 11 (4.49%) WATIR
13 9 (3.67%) Subversion
13 9 (3.67%) Visual Studio
14 8 (3.27%) NUnit
15 7 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 37 (15.10%) Games
2 30 (12.24%) Finance
3 20 (8.16%) Banking
4 12 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.27%) Marketing
5 8 (3.27%) Retail
6 7 (2.86%) Front Office
7 6 (2.45%) Publishing
8 3 (1.22%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Automotive
9 2 (0.82%) Back Office
9 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) Electronics
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.10%) JSON
2 33 (13.47%) .NET
3 27 (11.02%) XML
4 22 (8.98%) Node.js
5 21 (8.57%) Gherkin
6 17 (6.94%) AngularJS
7 16 (6.53%) Web Services
8 15 (6.12%) HTML
9 11 (4.49%) HTML5
10 7 (2.86%) ASP.NET
10 7 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.86%) SOAP
11 5 (2.04%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.04%) J2EE
11 5 (2.04%) Kafka
12 4 (1.63%) CSS
12 4 (1.63%) RESTful
13 3 (1.22%) Hibernate
13 3 (1.22%) Spring
13 3 (1.22%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.43%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.22%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (1.22%) NHS
3 3 (1.22%) PKI
3 3 (1.22%) Replication
4 2 (0.82%) CCTV
4 2 (0.82%) Fintech
4 2 (0.82%) iPad
4 2 (0.82%) Smart Energy
4 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.82%) Streaming Media
4 2 (0.82%) User Experience
4 2 (0.82%) W3C
5 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.53%) Linux
2 13 (5.31%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.90%) Android
3 12 (4.90%) Unix
4 7 (2.86%) Windows
5 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (43.27%) Test Automation
3 91 (37.14%) Automated Testing
4 78 (31.84%) TDD
5 77 (31.43%) Test Scripting
6 59 (24.08%) BDD
7 57 (23.27%) Automation Testing
8 48 (19.59%) User Stories
9 46 (18.78%) QA Automation
10 44 (17.96%) Scrum
11 43 (17.55%) Web Testing
12 41 (16.73%) Defect Tracking
13 39 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
14 35 (14.29%) Manual Testing
15 33 (13.47%) Regression Testing
16 31 (12.65%) Performance Testing
17 22 (8.98%) Continuous Delivery
17 22 (8.98%) Functional Testing
18 21 (8.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 95 (38.78%) Java
2 53 (21.63%) SQL
3 45 (18.37%) Scala
4 36 (14.69%) Ruby
5 28 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 26 (10.61%) C#
7 16 (6.53%) Python
8 12 (4.90%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.86%) Perl
9 7 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.63%) PHP
11 4 (1.63%) VB
11 4 (1.63%) VBScript
12 3 (1.22%) C
13 2 (0.82%) Groovy
13 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.82%) VB6
14 1 (0.41%) C++
14 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (4.90%) ISEB
2 10 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.27%) Degree
4 4 (1.63%) PhD
4 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) CSQA
7 1 (0.41%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (100.00%) QA
2 33 (13.47%) WCAG
3 7 (2.86%) SDET
4 3 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Ambari
3 1 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (4.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.86%) HP
3 6 (2.45%) SOASTA, Inc
4 5 (2.04%) Oracle
5 4 (1.63%) Apple
5 4 (1.63%) Sybase
6 3 (1.22%) Google
6 3 (1.22%) SAP
7 2 (0.82%) ATG
7 2 (0.82%) IBM
8 1 (0.41%) Apiary
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.41%) Charles River
8 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
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