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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / London
Rank 318 376 358
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -18
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 84 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 33 45
Median daily rate £425 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-18.62% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18338 20387 20346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 95.08% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13144 14440 14336
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 307 340
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 19 £370 -7.50% 12
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Westminster - 1 - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 146 (100.00%) QA
2 95 (65.07%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (59.59%) Selenium
4 63 (43.15%) Test Automation
5 45 (30.82%) Java
6 43 (29.45%) Cucumber
7 40 (27.40%) BDD
8 36 (24.66%) Automated Testing
9 35 (23.97%) WebDriver
10 31 (21.23%) Exploratory Testing
10 31 (21.23%) Mobile App
10 31 (21.23%) JIRA
11 28 (19.18%) TDD
11 28 (19.18%) QA Automation
12 26 (17.81%) Git (software)
13 25 (17.12%) Scrum
13 25 (17.12%) JavaScript
13 25 (17.12%) E-Commerce
14 24 (16.44%) Finance
14 24 (16.44%) Manual Testing
15 23 (15.75%) Apple iOS
15 23 (15.75%) SQL
15 23 (15.75%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (14.38%) Test Scripting
16 21 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (14.38%) Regression Testing
17 20 (13.70%) Node.js
17 20 (13.70%) Automation Testing
18 19 (13.01%) Jenkins
19 17 (11.64%) Banking

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 11 (7.53%) Confluence
2 6 (4.11%) Jetty
3 3 (2.05%) CMS
4 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.68%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Basecamp
2 6 (4.11%) GitHub
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) HTTP
1 2 (1.37%) Internet
1 2 (1.37%) RTSP
2 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (9.59%) Big Data
3 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.79%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.05%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.37%) DB2
9 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.68%) MySQL
9 1 (0.68%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.68%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 87 (59.59%) Selenium
2 43 (29.45%) Cucumber
3 35 (23.97%) WebDriver
4 31 (21.23%) JIRA
5 26 (17.81%) Git (software)
6 19 (13.01%) Jenkins
7 13 (8.90%) Xcode
8 12 (8.22%) JBehave
9 11 (7.53%) Appium
9 11 (7.53%) DbUnit
9 11 (7.53%) JUnit
9 11 (7.53%) Robot Framework
10 8 (5.48%) Bugzilla
10 8 (5.48%) Subversion
11 7 (4.79%) HP UFT
11 7 (4.79%) NUnit
11 7 (4.79%) SpecFlow
11 7 (4.79%) TestNG
12 6 (4.11%) JMeter
12 6 (4.11%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (16.44%) Finance
2 17 (11.64%) Banking
3 11 (7.53%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.79%) Front Office
5 6 (4.11%) Marketing
6 4 (2.74%) Publishing
6 4 (2.74%) Retail
7 3 (2.05%) Games
8 2 (1.37%) Advertising
8 2 (1.37%) Automotive
8 2 (1.37%) Back Office
8 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.70%) Node.js
2 13 (8.90%) AngularJS
3 12 (8.22%) .NET
3 12 (8.22%) HTML
4 10 (6.85%) HTML5
5 9 (6.16%) Gherkin
6 6 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (3.42%) RESTful
7 5 (3.42%) XML
8 4 (2.74%) CSS
8 4 (2.74%) Kafka
9 3 (2.05%) Express
9 3 (2.05%) JSON
9 3 (2.05%) React
9 3 (2.05%) Web Services
9 3 (2.05%) WebSockets
9 3 (2.05%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.37%) Chai
10 2 (1.37%) Dropwizard
10 2 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.23%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.05%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.37%) CCTV
5 2 (1.37%) Equities
5 2 (1.37%) Fintech
5 2 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.37%) Streaming Media
5 2 (1.37%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) Apple iOS
2 15 (10.27%) Linux
3 12 (8.22%) Android
4 11 (7.53%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (65.07%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (43.15%) Test Automation
3 40 (27.40%) BDD
4 36 (24.66%) Automated Testing
5 31 (21.23%) Exploratory Testing
6 28 (19.18%) QA Automation
6 28 (19.18%) TDD
7 25 (17.12%) E-Commerce
7 25 (17.12%) Scrum
8 24 (16.44%) Manual Testing
9 23 (15.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (14.38%) Regression Testing
10 21 (14.38%) Test Scripting
11 20 (13.70%) Automation Testing
12 16 (10.96%) Process Improvement
13 15 (10.27%) Kanban
13 15 (10.27%) Software Engineering
14 14 (9.59%) Pair Programming
15 13 (8.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.82%) Java
2 25 (17.12%) JavaScript
3 23 (15.75%) SQL
4 16 (10.96%) C#
5 13 (8.90%) Python
6 11 (7.53%) Ruby
7 8 (5.48%) Apple Swift
7 8 (5.48%) Perl
8 5 (3.42%) Scala
8 5 (3.42%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.74%) VBScript
10 3 (2.05%) PHP
11 2 (1.37%) Groovy
11 2 (1.37%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.68%) C++
12 1 (0.68%) VB
12 1 (0.68%) VBA
12 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) Degree
2 10 (6.85%) ISEB
3 4 (2.74%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.74%) PhD
4 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.68%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.74%) SDET
3 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (8.22%) HockeyApp
2 4 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) Ambari
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (7.53%) Apple
2 8 (5.48%) Sybase
3 4 (2.74%) Google
3 4 (2.74%) HP
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.05%) SAP
5 2 (1.37%) Charles River
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle
6 1 (0.68%) Apiary
6 1 (0.68%) ATG
6 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.68%) IBM
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