The first table below looks at the demand for the Quality 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 Quality Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 530 536 551
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 23 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.023% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-49.41% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Quality Engineer
UK

Quality Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quality Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Quality Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Quality Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Quality Engineer across the England region.

Quality Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Quality Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Quality Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Quality Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Engineer across the England region.

Quality Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Quality 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 Quality Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +7 14 £425 - 9
London +19 8 £425 - 1
South West - 1 £350 - 15
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Quality Engineer
UK

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Quality 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 Quality Engineer in their job title.

1 28 (93.33%) QA
2 10 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) Quality Management
4 8 (26.67%) MS Office
4 8 (26.67%) CMMI
4 8 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (26.67%) QMS
5 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (16.67%) BDD
6 5 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 4 (13.33%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) JUnit
7 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) Selenium
7 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Java
8 3 (10.00%) HND
8 3 (10.00%) Windows
8 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (10.00%) ISO 9000
8 3 (10.00%) Cisco
8 3 (10.00%) ISEB
8 3 (10.00%) Electronics
8 3 (10.00%) NUnit
8 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.00%) JIRA
8 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Quality 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 Quality Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) ATM
3 1 (3.33%) GPRS
3 1 (3.33%) GSM
3 1 (3.33%) UMTS
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
3 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) JUnit
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.00%) NUnit
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) JMeter
3 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.33%) TestNG
4 1 (3.33%) Sahi
4 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) Xcode
4 1 (3.33%) WATIR
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) WAP
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.33%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.33%) Mustache
3 1 (3.33%) Sass
3 1 (3.33%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) NHS
1 1 (3.33%) Handset
1 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (3.33%) Informatics
1 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) CentOS
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Quality Management
2 8 (26.67%) CMMI
2 8 (26.67%) QMS
3 5 (16.67%) BDD
3 5 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
6 2 (6.67%) Logistics
6 2 (6.67%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Data Management
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
3 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) HND
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) IRCA
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (93.33%) QA
2 10 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 8 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (10.00%) ISO 9000
5 2 (6.67%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) NFS
1 1 (3.33%) Squid
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.33%) qmail
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) BT
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
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