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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 519 481 434
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -47
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 58 91 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 75 58
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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
46718 45896 39925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.42% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28865 28541 23423
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1844 2043
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 -18 39 £375 - 33
South East -25 7 £350 -3.44% 6
North West -18 3 £281 -13.46% 4
South West +6 2 £369 +13.46% 3
West Midlands -1 2 £263 -19.23%
East Midlands -3 2 - - 2
North East -3 2 £375 +7.14% 1
East of England +13 1 £488 +50.00% 6
Yorkshire -25 1 - - 1
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) QA
2 72 (57.60%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (54.40%) Selenium
4 52 (41.60%) Java
5 43 (34.40%) WebDriver
6 41 (32.80%) Test Automation
7 40 (32.00%) Cucumber
8 37 (29.60%) Scrum
9 31 (24.80%) SQL
10 30 (24.00%) BDD
11 28 (22.40%) TDD
11 28 (22.40%) Ruby
12 22 (17.60%) Manual Testing
13 19 (15.20%) JIRA
13 19 (15.20%) C#
14 17 (13.60%) Finance
15 16 (12.80%) Python
16 15 (12.00%) Regression Testing
16 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (11.20%) Kanban
18 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
18 13 (10.40%) Automation Testing
18 13 (10.40%) Web Services
18 13 (10.40%) Games
19 12 (9.60%) Automated Testing
20 11 (8.80%) XML
20 11 (8.80%) Linux
20 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
20 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
21 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (3.20%) Confluence
2 3 (2.40%) CMS
3 2 (1.60%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.60%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.80%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) GitHub
2 3 (2.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) Internet
2 3 (2.40%) ATM
3 1 (0.80%) iBeacon
3 1 (0.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.00%) MySQL
3 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.20%) DB2
4 4 (3.20%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.40%) Big Data
5 3 (2.40%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.40%) OLAP
5 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.40%) OLTP
6 2 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 68 (54.40%) Selenium
2 43 (34.40%) WebDriver
3 40 (32.00%) Cucumber
4 19 (15.20%) JIRA
5 10 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 10 (8.00%) RSpec
5 10 (8.00%) JBehave
5 10 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (7.20%) Subversion
7 8 (6.40%) JUnit
7 8 (6.40%) TestNG
8 7 (5.60%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (4.80%) Calabash
10 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.00%) Appium
10 5 (4.00%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.00%) JMeter
11 4 (3.20%) Maven
11 4 (3.20%) WATIR
11 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 13 (10.40%) Games
3 6 (4.80%) Electronics
4 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.20%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Marketing
6 1 (0.80%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Automotive
6 1 (0.80%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) Web Services
2 11 (8.80%) XML
3 9 (7.20%) SOAP
4 8 (6.40%) .NET
5 7 (5.60%) HTML
6 6 (4.80%) JSON
6 6 (4.80%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.00%) RESTful
7 5 (4.00%) HTML5
7 5 (4.00%) J2EE
8 4 (3.20%) REST
9 3 (2.40%) WPF
10 2 (1.60%) jQuery
10 2 (1.60%) JRuby
10 2 (1.60%) Play Framework
11 1 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 1 (0.80%) CSS3
11 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.60%) Open Source
2 7 (5.60%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.00%) Online Games
4 4 (3.20%) DTV
4 4 (3.20%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Derivative
6 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.60%) Blog
7 1 (0.80%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.80%) iSeries
7 1 (0.80%) MPEG
7 1 (0.80%) AS400
7 1 (0.80%) Handset
7 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.80%) Linux
2 7 (5.60%) UNIX
3 6 (4.80%) Android
3 6 (4.80%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (57.60%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.80%) Test Automation
3 37 (29.60%) Scrum
4 30 (24.00%) BDD
5 28 (22.40%) TDD
6 22 (17.60%) Manual Testing
7 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (12.00%) Regression Testing
8 14 (11.20%) Kanban
9 13 (10.40%) Automation Testing
9 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
10 12 (9.60%) Automated Testing
11 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
12 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (7.20%) Software Testing
13 9 (7.20%) E-Commerce
14 8 (6.40%) OOP
15 6 (4.80%) OO
15 6 (4.80%) Software Engineering
16 5 (4.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 52 (41.60%) Java
2 31 (24.80%) SQL
3 28 (22.40%) Ruby
4 19 (15.20%) C#
5 16 (12.80%) Python
6 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.60%) PHP
8 4 (3.20%) Perl
9 3 (2.40%) Scala
10 2 (1.60%) Jython
10 2 (1.60%) Groovy
10 2 (1.60%) C++
11 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.80%) VBScript
11 1 (0.80%) VB
11 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) ISEB
2 8 (6.40%) Degree
3 4 (3.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.40%) Oracle
2 4 (3.20%) SAP
2 4 (3.20%) IBM
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.40%) HP
3 3 (2.40%) Telerik
4 2 (1.60%) ATG
5 1 (0.80%) Perforce
5 1 (0.80%) VMware
5 1 (0.80%) Endeca
5 1 (0.80%) Google
5 1 (0.80%) Coremetrics
5 1 (0.80%) hybris
5 1 (0.80%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.80%) CA
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