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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 368 401 368
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -33
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 60 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 37
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
20558 22106 21788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.14% 94.61% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14897 15440 15139
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 369 391
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +59 18 £400 +6.66% 5
Hammersmith +4 1 £388 +17.42%
Bromley - 1 £425 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 84 (78.50%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (50.47%) Selenium
4 46 (42.99%) WebDriver
5 40 (37.38%) BDD
6 39 (36.45%) Test Automation
7 35 (32.71%) Automated Testing
8 33 (30.84%) Cucumber
9 31 (28.97%) Scrum
10 29 (27.10%) Android
11 28 (26.17%) Java
12 25 (23.36%) C#
13 24 (22.43%) TDD
14 23 (21.50%) SQL
14 23 (21.50%) Apple iOS
15 19 (17.76%) Mobile App
15 19 (17.76%) Automation Testing
15 19 (17.76%) E-Commerce
16 17 (15.89%) .NET
16 17 (15.89%) QA Automation
16 17 (15.89%) SpecFlow
17 16 (14.95%) Retail
18 15 (14.02%) Test Scripting
18 15 (14.02%) JUnit
18 15 (14.02%) Web Services
18 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
19 14 (13.08%) Appium
19 14 (13.08%) JavaScript
19 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
19 14 (13.08%) Manual Testing

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 6 (5.61%) Jetty
2 1 (0.93%) Confluence
2 1 (0.93%) SAS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Google Play
2 5 (4.67%) GitHub
3 4 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) Internet
2 2 (1.87%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) Big Data
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.87%) HPCC
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 54 (50.47%) Selenium
2 46 (42.99%) WebDriver
3 33 (30.84%) Cucumber
4 17 (15.89%) SpecFlow
5 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
5 15 (14.02%) JUnit
6 14 (13.08%) Appium
7 13 (12.15%) NUnit
8 12 (11.21%) Jasmine
8 12 (11.21%) JIRA
9 11 (10.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (7.48%) Protractor
11 7 (6.54%) Android Studio
11 7 (6.54%) IntelliJ
11 7 (6.54%) Robotium
12 6 (5.61%) Capybara
12 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
12 6 (5.61%) Mocha
12 6 (5.61%) Visual Studio
12 6 (5.61%) Xcode
General
1 16 (14.95%) Retail
2 13 (12.15%) Finance
3 4 (3.74%) Games
4 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Publishing
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.89%) .NET
2 15 (14.02%) Web Services
3 11 (10.28%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (7.48%) Node.js
5 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
6 6 (5.61%) Android SDK
6 6 (5.61%) REST
6 6 (5.61%) RESTful
7 5 (4.67%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.67%) HTML
8 4 (3.74%) Kafka
8 4 (3.74%) SOAP
9 3 (2.80%) XML
10 2 (1.87%) Behat
10 2 (1.87%) CSS
10 2 (1.87%) HTML5
10 2 (1.87%) JSON
10 2 (1.87%) Swagger
11 1 (0.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.93%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.41%) User Experience
3 8 (7.48%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.87%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.93%) Animation
6 1 (0.93%) BBC
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Online Games
6 1 (0.93%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.93%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.10%) Android
2 23 (21.50%) Apple iOS
3 9 (8.41%) Windows
4 4 (3.74%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (78.50%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.38%) BDD
3 39 (36.45%) Test Automation
4 35 (32.71%) Automated Testing
5 31 (28.97%) Scrum
6 24 (22.43%) TDD
7 19 (17.76%) Automation Testing
7 19 (17.76%) E-Commerce
8 17 (15.89%) QA Automation
9 15 (14.02%) Test Scripting
10 14 (13.08%) Manual Testing
10 14 (13.08%) Software Engineering
10 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
11 13 (12.15%) Pair Programming
12 10 (9.35%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (9.35%) Functional Testing
13 9 (8.41%) Mobile Application Development
13 9 (8.41%) User Stories
14 8 (7.48%) Agile Testing
14 8 (7.48%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.17%) Java
2 25 (23.36%) C#
3 23 (21.50%) SQL
4 14 (13.08%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.35%) Ruby
6 9 (8.41%) Python
7 6 (5.61%) PHP
8 3 (2.80%) Scala
9 2 (1.87%) ECMAScript
9 2 (1.87%) ES6
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) R
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.54%) Degree
2 5 (4.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.74%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (3.74%) SDET
3 2 (1.87%) WCAG
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.54%) Oracle
3 6 (5.61%) Google
4 3 (2.80%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) Rally
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.93%) Xamarin
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