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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
UK / England
Rank 559 579 579
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 18 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.026% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.028% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 1
Median daily rate £475 £450 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -12.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-38.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39259 43355 43155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.94% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25755 27927 27633
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1348 1585 1746
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +10 9 £480 +12.94% 13
West Midlands - 5 £281 -
North West +17 1 - - 1
South East +17 1 - - 4
South West - 1 £320 -
North East - 1 - -
Senior QA Engineer
UK

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 38 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (73.68%) Selenium
2 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (52.63%) WebDriver
4 18 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 15 (39.47%) TDD
5 15 (39.47%) Java
6 13 (34.21%) Automated Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Scala
7 11 (28.95%) Cucumber
7 11 (28.95%) BDD
8 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
8 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
9 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Performance Testing
9 9 (23.68%) .NET
10 8 (21.05%) Pair Programming
10 8 (21.05%) User Stories
10 8 (21.05%) Node.js
10 8 (21.05%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (18.42%) Functional Testing
11 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
11 7 (18.42%) Games
11 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
11 7 (18.42%) Web Testing
11 7 (18.42%) Jetty
11 7 (18.42%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (15.79%) WCAG
12 6 (15.79%) JSON
12 6 (15.79%) C#

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 7 (18.42%) Jetty
2 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) SNMP
2 1 (2.63%) Skype
2 1 (2.63%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 28 (73.68%) Selenium
2 20 (52.63%) WebDriver
3 11 (28.95%) Cucumber
4 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.79%) JUnit
5 6 (15.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (15.79%) RSpec
6 4 (10.53%) JIRA
7 3 (7.89%) JMeter
7 3 (7.89%) NUnit
7 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
8 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.63%) Appium
9 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
9 1 (2.63%) LabVIEW
9 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.63%) TestRail
9 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (18.42%) Games
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Front Office
4 3 (7.89%) Finance
4 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) Node.js
3 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
3 7 (18.42%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (15.79%) JSON
5 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
5 5 (13.16%) Kafka
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.26%) HTML
6 2 (5.26%) HTML5
6 2 (5.26%) SOAP
6 2 (5.26%) Web Services
7 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.63%) REST
7 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.26%) PKI
1 2 (5.26%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Equities
2 1 (2.63%) Fintech
2 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 15 (39.47%) TDD
4 13 (34.21%) Automated Testing
5 11 (28.95%) BDD
6 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Performance Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Pair Programming
8 8 (21.05%) User Stories
9 7 (18.42%) Functional Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Web Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (10.53%) Scrum
12 3 (7.89%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
12 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
12 3 (7.89%) QA Automation
13 2 (5.26%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) Scala
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) Ruby
5 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) C
6 2 (5.26%) Perl
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (15.79%) WCAG
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
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