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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 601 604 576
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.011% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 7
Median daily rate £425 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £371 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
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
46609 46602 46145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.75% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30764 29187 28941
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1328 1860 1972
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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
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 May 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 -1 12 £425 +28.30% 6
South East - 4 £425 - 4
Senior QA Engineer
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Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 31 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (64.52%) Android
3 19 (61.29%) Apple iOS
4 16 (51.61%) SQL
5 15 (48.39%) Selenium
5 15 (48.39%) Automated Testing
6 14 (45.16%) Mobile App
7 13 (41.94%) WebDriver
7 13 (41.94%) BDD
7 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
7 13 (41.94%) Java
8 12 (38.71%) Cucumber
9 11 (35.48%) TDD
10 10 (32.26%) Pair Programming
10 10 (32.26%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (25.81%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (25.81%) Open Source
11 8 (25.81%) Scrum
11 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
11 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
12 7 (22.58%) Black-Box Testing
13 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
13 5 (16.13%) Node.js
13 5 (16.13%) Appium
13 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
13 5 (16.13%) Defect Tracking
13 5 (16.13%) Jetty
14 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
14 4 (12.90%) SOAP

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 (16.13%) Jetty
1 5 (16.13%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) HPCC
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) WebDriver
3 12 (38.71%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.13%) Appium
5 3 (9.68%) Robotium
5 3 (9.68%) Xcode
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.23%) Ant
7 1 (3.23%) Capybara
7 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.23%) Gradle
7 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.23%) Hudson
7 1 (3.23%) JMeter
7 1 (3.23%) jMock
7 1 (3.23%) JUnit
7 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.23%) WATIR
General
1 1 (3.23%) Back Office
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.90%) REST
3 4 (12.90%) SOAP
4 3 (9.68%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) Kafka
5 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.23%) Ajax
6 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.23%) Java EE
6 1 (3.23%) JMS
6 1 (3.23%) Spring
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Android
2 19 (61.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Automated Testing
3 13 (41.94%) BDD
3 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
4 11 (35.48%) TDD
5 10 (32.26%) Mobile Application Development
5 10 (32.26%) Pair Programming
6 8 (25.81%) Open Source
6 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Scrum
6 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
8 5 (16.13%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.68%) QA Automation
10 2 (6.45%) API Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) Scala
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Groovy
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Rally
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