The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 359 367 341
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 44 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 37
Average daily rate
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£340 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.38 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.63%
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
20991 22143 19500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.05% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15086 15237 13037
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 385 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London -3 3 £355 -25.26%
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Teddington - - - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 QA Engineer in their job title.

1 83 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (71.08%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (60.24%) Selenium
4 34 (40.96%) Java
5 30 (36.14%) Scrum
6 28 (33.73%) SQL
7 27 (32.53%) WebDriver
8 24 (28.92%) Cucumber
9 22 (26.51%) Automated Testing
10 21 (25.30%) Test Automation
11 20 (24.10%) TDD
12 19 (22.89%) Ruby
13 18 (21.69%) JIRA
14 17 (20.48%) BDD
15 13 (15.66%) Manual Testing
15 13 (15.66%) .NET
16 12 (14.46%) Games
16 12 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (13.25%) Python
17 11 (13.25%) Test Scripting
18 9 (10.84%) Performance Testing
18 9 (10.84%) E-Commerce
18 9 (10.84%) Web Services
18 9 (10.84%) Regression Testing
19 8 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
19 8 (9.64%) JMeter
19 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
19 8 (9.64%) UNIX
19 8 (9.64%) Linux
19 8 (9.64%) Kanban

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.41%) IIS
1 2 (2.41%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) ATM
1 3 (3.61%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
3 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) DB2
3 3 (3.61%) OLAP
3 3 (3.61%) OLTP
3 3 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.61%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (60.24%) Selenium
2 27 (32.53%) WebDriver
3 24 (28.92%) Cucumber
4 18 (21.69%) JIRA
5 8 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (9.64%) JMeter
6 7 (8.43%) JUnit
6 7 (8.43%) TestNG
6 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
6 7 (8.43%) Calabash
7 6 (7.23%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.02%) Appium
9 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.82%) WATIR
9 4 (4.82%) Subversion
10 3 (3.61%) Maven
10 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.41%) CodeNarc
11 2 (2.41%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (2.41%) Spock
General
1 12 (14.46%) Games
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) .NET
2 9 (10.84%) Web Services
3 7 (8.43%) HTML
4 6 (7.23%) REST
5 4 (4.82%) HTML5
5 4 (4.82%) XML
6 3 (3.61%) CSS
6 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.61%) Django
6 3 (3.61%) RESTful
7 2 (2.41%) SOAP
7 2 (2.41%) Cocoon
8 1 (1.20%) jQuery
8 1 (1.20%) OAuth
8 1 (1.20%) JSON
8 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) EMV
1 7 (8.43%) Smartcard
1 7 (8.43%) Open Source
1 7 (8.43%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.61%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.41%) Human Factors
4 2 (2.41%) Online Games
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Handset
5 1 (1.20%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.20%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.20%) iPhone
5 1 (1.20%) iPad
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) UNIX
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 5 (6.02%) Windows
2 5 (6.02%) Android
3 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (71.08%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.14%) Scrum
3 22 (26.51%) Automated Testing
4 21 (25.30%) Test Automation
5 20 (24.10%) TDD
6 17 (20.48%) BDD
7 13 (15.66%) Manual Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (13.25%) Test Scripting
10 9 (10.84%) Performance Testing
10 9 (10.84%) Regression Testing
10 9 (10.84%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.64%) Kanban
11 8 (9.64%) Automation Testing
12 7 (8.43%) User Stories
12 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
13 6 (7.23%) Test Planning
13 6 (7.23%) Test Strategy
13 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.96%) Java
2 28 (33.73%) SQL
3 19 (22.89%) Ruby
4 11 (13.25%) Python
5 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.23%) C#
6 6 (7.23%) PHP
7 2 (2.41%) Groovy
7 2 (2.41%) Scala
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) ISEB
2 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle
1 3 (3.61%) IBM
1 3 (3.61%) HP
2 2 (2.41%) VMware
3 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
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