The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Senior QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 612 609 577
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 17 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.012% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.012% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 10
Median daily rate £425 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £331 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Senior QA Engineer
UK

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
47309 49013 46162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31699 28498
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1424 1848 1899
Median hourly rate £17.31 £16.83 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Senior QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Senior QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 11 £494 +29.50% 4
South East +4 4 £318 -13.01% 1
South West - 1 £400 - 1
East of England - 1 £485 -
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Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Senior QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (62.50%) Android
3 25 (62.50%) Apple iOS
4 21 (52.50%) Automated Testing
4 21 (52.50%) SQL
5 20 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 18 (45.00%) Mobile App
7 17 (42.50%) Selenium
8 16 (40.00%) TDD
8 16 (40.00%) Java
8 16 (40.00%) BDD
9 15 (37.50%) Cucumber
9 15 (37.50%) WebDriver
9 15 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
10 12 (30.00%) Black-Box Testing
10 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
11 11 (27.50%) Degree
11 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
12 10 (25.00%) Scrum
12 10 (25.00%) Pair Programming
12 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
13 8 (20.00%) Finance
13 8 (20.00%) Open Source
13 8 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (20.00%) REST
13 8 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (20.00%) User Experience
14 7 (17.50%) Security Testing
15 6 (15.00%) Software Testing

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) Confluence
1 4 (10.00%) IIS
1 4 (10.00%) Jetty
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
1 2 (5.00%) HPCC
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 15 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 6 (15.00%) Appium
4 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.00%) Ant
5 4 (10.00%) Gradle
5 4 (10.00%) Hudson
5 4 (10.00%) JIRA
5 4 (10.00%) JMeter
5 4 (10.00%) jMock
5 4 (10.00%) JUnit
5 4 (10.00%) Maven
5 4 (10.00%) Robotium
5 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (10.00%) Xcode
6 1 (2.50%) Calabash
6 1 (2.50%) git-flow
6 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Front Office
2 1 (2.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
1 8 (20.00%) REST
2 5 (12.50%) Node.js
2 5 (12.50%) Web Services
3 4 (10.00%) Ajax
3 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (10.00%) Java EE
3 4 (10.00%) JMS
3 4 (10.00%) Spring
3 4 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (7.50%) SOAP
5 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) HTML5
5 2 (5.00%) Kafka
5 2 (5.00%) RESTful
5 2 (5.00%) XML
6 1 (2.50%) Java RMI
6 1 (2.50%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (20.00%) User Experience
4 4 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Android
1 25 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Automated Testing
3 20 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 16 (40.00%) BDD
4 16 (40.00%) TDD
5 15 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
6 12 (30.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 10 (25.00%) Pair Programming
7 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 10 (25.00%) Scrum
8 8 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (20.00%) Open Source
9 7 (17.50%) Security Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
12 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) SQL
2 16 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) Groovy
4 3 (7.50%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) Scala
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Rally
2 3 (7.50%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Xamarin