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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 382 409 397
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 48 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 37
Median daily rate £450 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 - £31.75
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
21623 22132 23409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.03% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15359 15628 16259
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 346 449
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 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
City of London +24 14 £538 +79.16% 4
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 73 (68.22%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (49.53%) Selenium
4 40 (37.38%) Test Automation
5 34 (31.78%) Exploratory Testing
6 32 (29.91%) Cucumber
6 32 (29.91%) BDD
6 32 (29.91%) Automated Testing
7 29 (27.10%) WebDriver
8 28 (26.17%) Scrum
9 26 (24.30%) Java
9 26 (24.30%) SQL
10 23 (21.50%) Android
11 20 (18.69%) JavaScript
12 19 (17.76%) C#
12 19 (17.76%) .NET
12 19 (17.76%) Finance
12 19 (17.76%) TDD
12 19 (17.76%) Manual Testing
13 18 (16.82%) Apple iOS
13 18 (16.82%) E-Commerce
14 17 (15.89%) Mobile App
14 17 (15.89%) QA Automation
15 16 (14.95%) JUnit
15 16 (14.95%) Web Services
15 16 (14.95%) Retail
16 15 (14.02%) NUnit
16 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
17 14 (13.08%) Appium
17 14 (13.08%) Defect Tracking

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 3 (2.80%) Jetty
2 2 (1.87%) SAS
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) GitHub
1 6 (5.61%) Google Play
2 4 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) Internet
2 2 (1.87%) RTSP
3 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.80%) Big Data
2 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.93%) HPCC
4 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (49.53%) Selenium
2 32 (29.91%) Cucumber
3 29 (27.10%) WebDriver
4 16 (14.95%) JUnit
5 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
5 15 (14.02%) NUnit
6 14 (13.08%) Appium
7 13 (12.15%) SpecFlow
8 10 (9.35%) Jasmine
8 10 (9.35%) JIRA
9 9 (8.41%) Protractor
10 8 (7.48%) Mocha
11 7 (6.54%) Android Studio
11 7 (6.54%) HP UFT
11 7 (6.54%) IntelliJ
12 6 (5.61%) Robotium
12 6 (5.61%) Xcode
13 5 (4.67%) Calabash
13 5 (4.67%) CasperJS
13 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 16 (14.95%) Retail
3 12 (11.21%) Banking
4 11 (10.28%) Investment Banking
5 8 (7.48%) Front Office
6 4 (3.74%) Marketing
7 3 (2.80%) Publishing
7 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.93%) Advertising
8 1 (0.93%) Automotive
8 1 (0.93%) Back Office
8 1 (0.93%) Electronics
8 1 (0.93%) Games
8 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.93%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) .NET
2 16 (14.95%) Web Services
3 12 (11.21%) HTML
3 12 (11.21%) Node.js
4 8 (7.48%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.54%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (5.61%) Android SDK
6 6 (5.61%) HTML5
7 5 (4.67%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.67%) RESTful
8 4 (3.74%) REST
8 4 (3.74%) XML
9 3 (2.80%) CSS
9 3 (2.80%) JSON
9 3 (2.80%) Kafka
9 3 (2.80%) SOAP
10 2 (1.87%) React
10 2 (1.87%) Swagger
11 1 (0.93%) Chai
11 1 (0.93%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.48%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.48%) User Experience
3 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.87%) CCTV
4 2 (1.87%) Fintech
4 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.87%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.87%) Streaming Media
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.93%) Equities
5 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.93%) Online Games
5 1 (0.93%) Swaptions
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.50%) Android
2 18 (16.82%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.67%) Windows
4 2 (1.87%) Linux
4 2 (1.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (68.22%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.38%) Test Automation
3 34 (31.78%) Exploratory Testing
4 32 (29.91%) Automated Testing
4 32 (29.91%) BDD
5 28 (26.17%) Scrum
6 19 (17.76%) Manual Testing
6 19 (17.76%) TDD
7 18 (16.82%) E-Commerce
8 17 (15.89%) QA Automation
9 14 (13.08%) Defect Tracking
10 13 (12.15%) Automation Testing
11 11 (10.28%) Software Engineering
12 9 (8.41%) Mobile Application Development
12 9 (8.41%) Test Scripting
12 9 (8.41%) Unit Testing
13 8 (7.48%) Agile Testing
13 8 (7.48%) ATDD
13 8 (7.48%) OOP
13 8 (7.48%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.30%) Java
1 26 (24.30%) SQL
2 20 (18.69%) JavaScript
3 19 (17.76%) C#
4 9 (8.41%) Ruby
5 6 (5.61%) Python
6 3 (2.80%) Scala
7 2 (1.87%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.87%) R
7 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.93%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) Degree
2 5 (4.67%) ISEB
2 5 (4.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.74%) PhD
4 2 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (3.74%) SDET
3 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.87%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (6.54%) Google
2 6 (5.61%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) Sybase
4 3 (2.80%) HP
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.87%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) Xamarin
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