The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 349 378 378
Rank change year-on-year
+29 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 71 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 38 32
Median daily rate £450 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £356 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 - -
QA Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20325 21355 22289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.64% 95.03% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14522 15109 16067
Median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 340 442
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the London region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the London region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
City of London +4 21 £500 +66.66% 4
Bromley - 1 £450 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 London region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (100.00%) QA
2 77 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (62.39%) Selenium
4 52 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 39 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 35 (29.91%) Java
7 34 (29.06%) Exploratory Testing
8 30 (25.64%) BDD
9 29 (24.79%) Automated Testing
10 26 (22.22%) Manual Testing
11 25 (21.37%) SQL
12 24 (20.51%) Scrum
12 24 (20.51%) WebDriver
13 23 (19.66%) Node.js
14 22 (18.80%) TDD
14 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
15 20 (17.09%) Finance
15 20 (17.09%) QA Automation
16 18 (15.38%) Banking
16 18 (15.38%) C#
16 18 (15.38%) Automation Testing
17 17 (14.53%) Jenkins
18 16 (13.68%) HTML
18 16 (13.68%) E-Commerce
19 14 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (11.97%) .NET
20 13 (11.11%) Mobile App
20 13 (11.11%) AngularJS
20 13 (11.11%) Android
20 13 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (5.98%) Jetty
2 3 (2.56%) CMS
3 2 (1.71%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.42%) GitHub
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Internet
1 2 (1.71%) RTSP
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (10.26%) Big Data
3 5 (4.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 73 (62.39%) Selenium
2 39 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 24 (20.51%) WebDriver
4 17 (14.53%) Jenkins
5 13 (11.11%) JIRA
6 12 (10.26%) Appium
6 12 (10.26%) NUnit
7 10 (8.55%) SpecFlow
8 8 (6.84%) DbUnit
8 8 (6.84%) HP UFT
8 8 (6.84%) Mocha
8 8 (6.84%) Protractor
8 8 (6.84%) Robot Framework
9 7 (5.98%) JUnit
10 5 (4.27%) CasperJS
10 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.42%) Jasmine
11 4 (3.42%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.56%) JMeter
12 3 (2.56%) Sahi
General
1 20 (17.09%) Finance
2 18 (15.38%) Banking
3 12 (10.26%) Investment Banking
4 11 (9.40%) Retail
5 7 (5.98%) Front Office
5 7 (5.98%) Publishing
6 6 (5.13%) Marketing
7 3 (2.56%) Games
8 2 (1.71%) Advertising
8 2 (1.71%) Automotive
8 2 (1.71%) Back Office
8 2 (1.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.66%) Node.js
2 16 (13.68%) HTML
3 14 (11.97%) .NET
4 13 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 12 (10.26%) HTML5
6 9 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (7.69%) Web Services
7 6 (5.13%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.27%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.27%) Kafka
9 4 (3.42%) SOAP
9 4 (3.42%) XML
10 3 (2.56%) Express
11 2 (1.71%) Dropwizard
11 2 (1.71%) JSON
11 2 (1.71%) React
11 2 (1.71%) RESTful
11 2 (1.71%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.71%) WebSockets
11 2 (1.71%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.27%) User Experience
5 3 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.71%) CCTV
6 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.71%) Fintech
6 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.71%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.85%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.85%) Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.85%) Equities
7 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) Swaptions
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.11%) Android
2 12 (10.26%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.84%) Unix
4 7 (5.98%) Linux
5 3 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 34 (29.06%) Exploratory Testing
4 30 (25.64%) BDD
5 29 (24.79%) Automated Testing
6 26 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 24 (20.51%) Scrum
8 22 (18.80%) TDD
9 20 (17.09%) QA Automation
10 18 (15.38%) Automation Testing
11 16 (13.68%) E-Commerce
12 13 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.40%) Pair Programming
13 11 (9.40%) Process Improvement
13 11 (9.40%) Regression Testing
13 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
13 11 (9.40%) Test Scripting
14 10 (8.55%) Performance Testing
14 10 (8.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.91%) Java
2 25 (21.37%) SQL
3 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.38%) C#
5 10 (8.55%) Ruby
6 8 (6.84%) Python
7 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.27%) Scala
9 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.56%) VBScript
10 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.71%) Perl
10 2 (1.71%) PHP
10 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.85%) C++
11 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.85%) R
11 1 (0.85%) VB
11 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Degree
2 4 (3.42%) ISEB
2 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.42%) PhD
3 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) SDET
3 2 (1.71%) WCAG
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (3.42%) HP
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
1 4 (3.42%) Sybase
2 3 (2.56%) Google
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (0.85%) Apple
3 1 (0.85%) IBM
3 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.85%) SAP
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: £250 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago