The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 588 530 533
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 10 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.034% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.036% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 4
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£300 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £580 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
- +57.60%
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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
47816 43935 43348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.68% 92.78% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30790 27218 24857
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1975 1911 2413
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
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 28 November 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 0 4 £300 -41.74% 1
South East -27 3 £315 - 7
West Midlands - 2 £250 - 5
East of England -7 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
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Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 22 (70.97%) QA
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (25.81%) ISO 9001
3 8 (25.81%) Quality Management
3 8 (25.81%) CMMI
3 8 (25.81%) QMS
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) MS Office
5 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
5 6 (19.35%) Java
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) Mocha
6 5 (16.13%) Node.js
6 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
6 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
6 5 (16.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 5 (16.13%) Linux
6 5 (16.13%) ISEB
7 4 (12.90%) Python
7 4 (12.90%) C
7 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) DevOps
7 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
7 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.68%) Windows 7

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (16.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) IP Telephony
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) 2G
2 1 (3.23%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Mocha
1 5 (16.13%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Quality Management
2 8 (25.81%) CMMI
2 8 (25.81%) QMS
3 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) DevOps
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.68%) Load Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
6 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) TDD
7 2 (6.45%) BDD
7 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Test Management
8 1 (3.23%) CAPA
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) Python
3 4 (12.90%) C
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) VBA
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (70.97%) QA
2 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (25.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Huawei
3 1 (3.23%) NCR
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