The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 351 338 395
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +57
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 58 53 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 28
Average daily rate £375 £400 £422
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £284 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22319 20402 25856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.80% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15512 13818 16636
Average daily rate £425 £445 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 411 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.86 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Engineer
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -14 10 £400 - 6
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 72 (66.67%) Selenium
3 60 (55.56%) Java
4 50 (46.30%) Cucumber
5 47 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (36.11%) Test Automation
7 34 (31.48%) Ruby
8 33 (30.56%) BDD
9 29 (26.85%) WebDriver
10 25 (23.15%) TDD
11 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (21.30%) Automation Testing
12 22 (20.37%) Scrum
12 22 (20.37%) SQL
13 21 (19.44%) E-Commerce
14 19 (17.59%) Web Services
15 18 (16.67%) Mobile App
15 18 (16.67%) Test Scripting
16 17 (15.74%) Android
17 16 (14.81%) Calabash
18 15 (13.89%) Apple iOS
19 14 (12.96%) Finance
19 14 (12.96%) JIRA
19 14 (12.96%) ISEB
20 13 (12.04%) ISTQB
20 13 (12.04%) Web Testing
20 13 (12.04%) Jenkins
21 12 (11.11%) Degree
22 11 (10.19%) Automated Testing
22 11 (10.19%) SpecFlow

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7 (6.48%) SharePoint
1 7 (6.48%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (3.70%) Confluence
3 3 (2.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (6.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Heroku
3 1 (0.93%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) HTTP
2 4 (3.70%) LDAP
2 4 (3.70%) LAN
2 4 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.70%) DNS
2 4 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 4 (3.70%) SSL
2 4 (3.70%) WAN
2 4 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) ATM
3 1 (0.93%) GPRS
3 1 (0.93%) GSM
3 1 (0.93%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 72 (66.67%) Selenium
2 50 (46.30%) Cucumber
3 29 (26.85%) WebDriver
4 16 (14.81%) Calabash
5 14 (12.96%) JIRA
6 13 (12.04%) Jenkins
7 11 (10.19%) SpecFlow
8 10 (9.26%) SoapUI
8 10 (9.26%) FitNesse
8 10 (9.26%) JUnit
9 8 (7.41%) JMeter
10 7 (6.48%) JBehave
10 7 (6.48%) WATIR
11 6 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (4.63%) Maven
12 5 (4.63%) Subversion
12 5 (4.63%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.70%) Hudson
13 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
13 4 (3.70%) Robotium
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Retail
2 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) Publishing
3 3 (2.78%) Games
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.59%) Web Services
2 9 (8.33%) XML
3 7 (6.48%) SOAP
4 6 (5.56%) .NET
5 5 (4.63%) HTML
5 5 (4.63%) REST
6 4 (3.70%) RESTful
7 3 (2.78%) JSON
7 3 (2.78%) CSS
7 3 (2.78%) Mustache
7 3 (2.78%) Sass
7 3 (2.78%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.93%) Java SE
8 1 (0.93%) Ajax
8 1 (0.93%) WAP
8 1 (0.93%) XSLT
8 1 (0.93%) HTML5
8 1 (0.93%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.93%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.41%) Open Source
3 7 (6.48%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.70%) Social Network
5 3 (2.78%) STB
5 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.85%) Online Games
6 2 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.85%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.85%) Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) Statistics
7 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.93%) Handset
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.74%) Android
2 15 (13.89%) Apple iOS
3 10 (9.26%) Linux
4 8 (7.41%) UNIX
5 5 (4.63%) Windows
6 1 (0.93%) HPUX
6 1 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.11%) Test Automation
3 33 (30.56%) BDD
4 25 (23.15%) TDD
5 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (21.30%) Automation Testing
6 22 (20.37%) Scrum
7 21 (19.44%) E-Commerce
8 18 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 13 (12.04%) Web Testing
10 11 (10.19%) Automated Testing
11 10 (9.26%) Test Strategy
11 10 (9.26%) Regression Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Kanban
12 8 (7.41%) Service Delivery
12 8 (7.41%) Quality Management
12 8 (7.41%) Six Sigma
12 8 (7.41%) Lean Six Sigma
13 6 (5.56%) Manual Testing
13 6 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 60 (55.56%) Java
2 34 (31.48%) Ruby
3 22 (20.37%) SQL
4 9 (8.33%) Python
5 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.56%) C#
6 5 (4.63%) PHP
7 4 (3.70%) C
8 2 (1.85%) Groovy
8 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.93%) VBScript
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) ISEB
2 13 (12.04%) ISTQB
3 12 (11.11%) Degree
4 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (7.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Puppet
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Nagios
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle
2 3 (2.78%) BT
2 3 (2.78%) HP
3 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.93%) Nokia
4 1 (0.93%) Siemens
4 1 (0.93%) Cerillion
4 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (0.93%) Splunk
4 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
City, London
Oliver Bernard
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Posted: 13 hours ago