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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 371 359 330
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 34 52 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 44
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £288 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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
20647 21601 20072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.36% 92.74% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14190 15112 13566
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
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 372 387 420
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.83 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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
City of London +11 5 £325 -18.75% 7
Canary Wharf -5 1 £475 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (50.60%) Selenium
4 32 (38.55%) Cucumber
5 30 (36.14%) WebDriver
5 30 (36.14%) Java
6 25 (30.12%) Ruby
6 25 (30.12%) Test Automation
7 23 (27.71%) SQL
7 23 (27.71%) Scrum
8 21 (25.30%) BDD
9 16 (19.28%) JIRA
10 15 (18.07%) Manual Testing
11 12 (14.46%) TDD
11 12 (14.46%) C#
12 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (13.25%) RSpec
13 10 (12.05%) Games
13 10 (12.05%) Finance
14 9 (10.84%) Python
15 8 (9.64%) JUnit
15 8 (9.64%) TestNG
15 8 (9.64%) Automated Testing
16 7 (8.43%) Subversion
16 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
16 7 (8.43%) Kanban
16 7 (8.43%) ISEB
16 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
16 7 (8.43%) OOP
17 6 (7.23%) Web Services

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 3 (3.61%) Confluence
1 3 (3.61%) CMS
2 2 (2.41%) IIS
2 2 (2.41%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) ATM
2 2 (2.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) DB2
4 1 (1.20%) OLAP
4 1 (1.20%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 42 (50.60%) Selenium
2 32 (38.55%) Cucumber
3 30 (36.14%) WebDriver
4 16 (19.28%) JIRA
5 11 (13.25%) RSpec
6 8 (9.64%) JUnit
6 8 (9.64%) TestNG
7 7 (8.43%) Subversion
7 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
8 6 (7.23%) JBehave
8 6 (7.23%) Calabash
9 5 (6.02%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.82%) WATIR
10 4 (4.82%) Maven
10 4 (4.82%) Appium
11 3 (3.61%) WebLOAD
11 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.61%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (3.61%) JMeter
General
1 10 (12.05%) Games
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Electronics
3 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) Web Services
1 6 (7.23%) Gherkin
2 5 (6.02%) XML
3 4 (4.82%) .NET
3 4 (4.82%) RESTful
4 3 (3.61%) SOAP
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) JSON
5 2 (2.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.20%) REST
6 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.82%) Online Games
2 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.61%) Open Source
3 3 (3.61%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.41%) Online Gambling
4 2 (2.41%) Blog
4 2 (2.41%) Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) DTV
5 1 (1.20%) Handset
5 1 (1.20%) MPEG
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
1 5 (6.02%) Android
1 5 (6.02%) Linux
1 5 (6.02%) UNIX
2 4 (4.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) Test Automation
3 23 (27.71%) Scrum
4 21 (25.30%) BDD
5 15 (18.07%) Manual Testing
6 12 (14.46%) TDD
7 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (9.64%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.43%) Kanban
9 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.43%) OOP
10 5 (6.02%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.02%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.82%) OO
11 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
11 4 (4.82%) Web Testing
11 4 (4.82%) Pair Programming
11 4 (4.82%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.14%) Java
2 25 (30.12%) Ruby
3 23 (27.71%) SQL
4 12 (14.46%) C#
5 9 (10.84%) Python
6 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.82%) PHP
8 2 (2.41%) Perl
9 1 (1.20%) Groovy
9 1 (1.20%) Scala
9 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.20%) VBScript
9 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) ISEB
2 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.02%) Oracle
2 2 (2.41%) HP
3 1 (1.20%) CA
3 1 (1.20%) VMware
3 1 (1.20%) SAP
3 1 (1.20%) IBM
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
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