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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 571 549 573
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.016% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.018% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
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£425 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £250 £400
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -37.50%
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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
South East +1 6 £425 +61.90% 3
London +18 5 £425 -2.85% 8
East of England - 2 £263 - 2
South West -33 1 £325 +30.00%
East Midlands - 1 £338 - 1
North West - - - -
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Senior QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (55.00%) Selenium
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (30.00%) ISO 9001
4 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
4 6 (30.00%) CMMI
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) QMS
5 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Ruby
7 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) HTTP
7 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 3 (15.00%) MS Office
7 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (10.00%) Git (software)

Senior QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) MariaDB
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) Subversion
5 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.00%) WATIR
5 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.00%) TestNG
5 1 (5.00%) EasyMock
5 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.00%) Sahi
5 1 (5.00%) Mockito
5 1 (5.00%) Robotium
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) Mustache
2 1 (5.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.00%) IPTV
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
2 1 (5.00%) MPEG
2 1 (5.00%) Online Games
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) TDD
2 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
2 6 (30.00%) CMMI
3 5 (25.00%) QMS
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (15.00%) BDD
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (30.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP