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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 604 627 609
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 19 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.012% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 3
Median daily rate £525 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.91% -7.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
+19.86% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50
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
46531 50148 48901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 95.05% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30704 32612 30298
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1914 1994
Median hourly rate £16.50 £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 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +6 11 £538 +26.47% 7
North East - 5 £457 -
South East +18 2 £364 -0.34% 2
East of England - 1 £485 -
Senior QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 42 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (54.76%) Selenium
4 22 (52.38%) Automated Testing
5 18 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
5 18 (42.86%) TDD
5 18 (42.86%) Cucumber
6 17 (40.48%) WebDriver
6 17 (40.48%) Apple iOS
6 17 (40.48%) Android
7 16 (38.10%) Test Automation
8 15 (35.71%) BDD
8 15 (35.71%) Java
8 15 (35.71%) SQL
9 12 (28.57%) Mobile App
10 11 (26.19%) Mobile Application Development
10 11 (26.19%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (23.81%) Pair Programming
11 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
11 10 (23.81%) Degree
12 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
12 9 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
13 8 (19.05%) User Experience
13 8 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (19.05%) Finance
13 8 (19.05%) Scrum
14 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
15 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
15 6 (14.29%) JIRA
15 6 (14.29%) Scala

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 5 (11.90%) Confluence
2 4 (9.52%) Jetty
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SNMP
2 1 (2.38%) Skype
2 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.76%) Big Data
3 2 (4.76%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Selenium
2 18 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 17 (40.48%) WebDriver
4 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 6 (14.29%) Appium
5 6 (14.29%) JIRA
5 6 (14.29%) JMeter
5 6 (14.29%) JUnit
6 4 (9.52%) Robotium
6 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 4 (9.52%) Xcode
7 3 (7.14%) Ant
7 3 (7.14%) Gradle
7 3 (7.14%) Hudson
7 3 (7.14%) jMock
7 3 (7.14%) Maven
7 3 (7.14%) NUnit
7 3 (7.14%) RSpec
8 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Front Office
3 4 (9.52%) Games
4 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (14.29%) REST
3 5 (11.90%) Node.js
3 5 (11.90%) Web Services
4 4 (9.52%) .NET
4 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (7.14%) Ajax
5 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.14%) Java EE
5 3 (7.14%) JMS
5 3 (7.14%) JSON
5 3 (7.14%) Kafka
5 3 (7.14%) Spring
5 3 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (4.76%) HTML
6 2 (4.76%) HTML5
6 2 (4.76%) RESTful
6 2 (4.76%) SOAP
6 2 (4.76%) XML
7 1 (2.38%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
3 8 (19.05%) User Experience
4 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 2 (4.76%) Replication
6 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.38%) Equities
6 1 (2.38%) Fintech
6 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Android
1 17 (40.48%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) Automated Testing
3 18 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
3 18 (42.86%) TDD
4 16 (38.10%) Test Automation
5 15 (35.71%) BDD
6 11 (26.19%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (26.19%) Mobile Application Development
7 10 (23.81%) Pair Programming
8 9 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Scrum
10 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 6 (14.29%) User Stories
12 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Open Source
13 4 (9.52%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) Java
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) C#
2 6 (14.29%) Scala
3 3 (7.14%) Groovy
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) Python
3 3 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.52%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) WCAG
3 1 (2.38%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Atlassian
1 3 (7.14%) Rally
2 2 (4.76%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.38%) Xamarin