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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 490 456 437
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 66 74 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 62 46
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -1 49 £340 -20.00% 33
East of England +1 4 £356 +29.54% 4
South East -33 4 £425 +57.40% 7
North West - 4 £290 -
South West -24 3 £350 +55.55% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 122 (100.00%) QA
2 67 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (53.28%) Selenium
4 57 (46.72%) Java
5 35 (28.69%) Test Automation
5 35 (28.69%) WebDriver
6 34 (27.87%) SQL
7 32 (26.23%) Scrum
7 32 (26.23%) Cucumber
8 29 (23.77%) TDD
9 24 (19.67%) BDD
10 22 (18.03%) Ruby
11 20 (16.39%) Python
11 20 (16.39%) JIRA
12 19 (15.57%) Manual Testing
13 16 (13.11%) ISEB
14 14 (11.48%) Performance Testing
15 13 (10.66%) Test Scripting
15 13 (10.66%) Kanban
15 13 (10.66%) Automation Testing
15 13 (10.66%) Web Services
15 13 (10.66%) Linux
15 13 (10.66%) Automated Testing
15 13 (10.66%) Games
15 13 (10.66%) Finance
16 12 (9.84%) Regression Testing
16 12 (9.84%) C#
16 12 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (9.84%) ISTQB
17 11 (9.02%) UNIX

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (2.46%) Confluence
2 2 (1.64%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.64%) IIS
2 2 (1.64%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.82%) CMS
3 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Office
1 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (0.82%) IaaS
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) Internet
2 3 (2.46%) ATM
2 3 (2.46%) HTTP
2 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.82%) DNS
3 1 (0.82%) H.323
3 1 (0.82%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.82%) NAS
3 1 (0.82%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) MySQL
1 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
1 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.28%) DB2
4 3 (2.46%) OLAP
4 3 (2.46%) OLTP
4 3 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.46%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 65 (53.28%) Selenium
2 35 (28.69%) WebDriver
3 32 (26.23%) Cucumber
4 20 (16.39%) JIRA
5 11 (9.02%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (7.38%) JMeter
6 9 (7.38%) Subversion
6 9 (7.38%) SoapUI
7 8 (6.56%) TestNG
7 8 (6.56%) JUnit
8 7 (5.74%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.92%) Calabash
10 5 (4.10%) JBehave
10 5 (4.10%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.10%) Maven
11 4 (3.28%) WATIR
11 4 (3.28%) Appium
12 3 (2.46%) FitNesse
12 3 (2.46%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (10.66%) Finance
1 13 (10.66%) Games
2 7 (5.74%) Electronics
3 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.28%) Marketing
5 3 (2.46%) Retail
6 2 (1.64%) Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.82%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) Web Services
2 10 (8.20%) XML
3 8 (6.56%) .NET
4 5 (4.10%) HTML
4 5 (4.10%) REST
5 4 (3.28%) RESTful
5 4 (3.28%) SOAP
6 3 (2.46%) J2EE
6 3 (2.46%) HTML5
6 3 (2.46%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.46%) JSON
7 2 (1.64%) JRuby
7 2 (1.64%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.82%) OAuth
8 1 (0.82%) jQuery
8 1 (0.82%) Cocoon
8 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.92%) Open Source
3 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.28%) DTV
4 4 (3.28%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.46%) EMV
5 3 (2.46%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.46%) Online Games
5 3 (2.46%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.82%) User Experience
7 1 (0.82%) iPad
7 1 (0.82%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.82%) iPhone
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) Handset
7 1 (0.82%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.82%) Derivative
7 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) Linux
2 11 (9.02%) UNIX
3 7 (5.74%) Windows
3 7 (5.74%) Android
4 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.69%) Test Automation
3 32 (26.23%) Scrum
4 29 (23.77%) TDD
5 24 (19.67%) BDD
6 19 (15.57%) Manual Testing
7 14 (11.48%) Performance Testing
8 13 (10.66%) Automated Testing
8 13 (10.66%) Test Scripting
8 13 (10.66%) Kanban
8 13 (10.66%) Automation Testing
9 12 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (9.84%) Regression Testing
10 11 (9.02%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.56%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.56%) Software Testing
11 8 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.56%) Test Strategy
12 7 (5.74%) OO
13 6 (4.92%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 57 (46.72%) Java
2 34 (27.87%) SQL
3 22 (18.03%) Ruby
4 20 (16.39%) Python
5 12 (9.84%) C#
6 9 (7.38%) PHP
7 8 (6.56%) Perl
8 7 (5.74%) C
8 7 (5.74%) C++
9 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.28%) Scala
11 3 (2.46%) Groovy
12 2 (1.64%) Jython
12 2 (1.64%) VBScript
12 2 (1.64%) VB
12 2 (1.64%) VBA
13 1 (0.82%) Erlang
13 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (13.11%) ISEB
2 12 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (5.74%) HP
2 6 (4.92%) Oracle
3 4 (3.28%) SAP
4 3 (2.46%) IBM
4 3 (2.46%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.64%) ATG
5 2 (1.64%) Perforce
5 2 (1.64%) VMware
6 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco
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