The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 568 540 539
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 7 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.029% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.032% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 3
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£365 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £445 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
45952 44401 42082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.73% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29584 27581 25036
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1743 1814 2016
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £37.80 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Senior QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Senior QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Senior QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior 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 Senior QA Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 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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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
London -9 3 £363 -14.70% 1
South East -18 2 £365 -14.11%
South West -13 1 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
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Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior QA Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
4 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SOAP
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (25.00%) REST
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (25.00%) User Stories
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) MySQL
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) Retail
6 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) Gradle
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (12.50%) Spock
5 1 (12.50%) RSpec
5 1 (12.50%) MSTest
5 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
5 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) NUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (12.50%) Maven
5 1 (12.50%) WATIR
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Groovy
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Endeca
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Coremetrics
2 1 (12.50%) Vertica
2 1 (12.50%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM