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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 375 346 350
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 28 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 38
Average daily rate
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£388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 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 22 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 0 4 £350 -2.77% 5
Canary Wharf -10 1 £475 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 44 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (49.40%) Selenium
4 35 (42.17%) Cucumber
5 32 (38.55%) Java
6 30 (36.14%) WebDriver
7 26 (31.33%) Scrum
7 26 (31.33%) Ruby
8 25 (30.12%) Test Automation
9 24 (28.92%) SQL
10 22 (26.51%) BDD
11 18 (21.69%) JIRA
12 13 (15.66%) TDD
13 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
13 12 (14.46%) C#
13 12 (14.46%) RSpec
14 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (12.05%) Finance
16 9 (10.84%) Games
16 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
16 9 (10.84%) Python
16 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
17 8 (9.64%) Kanban
18 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
18 7 (8.43%) Test Scripting
18 7 (8.43%) Performance Testing
18 7 (8.43%) Subversion
18 7 (8.43%) OOP
18 7 (8.43%) Web Services
18 7 (8.43%) SQL Server

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 4 (4.82%) CMS
2 3 (3.61%) Confluence
3 2 (2.41%) ColdFusion
3 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) ATM
2 1 (1.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) Big Data
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (49.40%) Selenium
2 35 (42.17%) Cucumber
3 30 (36.14%) WebDriver
4 18 (21.69%) JIRA
5 12 (14.46%) RSpec
6 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
6 7 (8.43%) Subversion
6 7 (8.43%) JBehave
7 6 (7.23%) Calabash
7 6 (7.23%) JUnit
8 5 (6.02%) TestNG
8 5 (6.02%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.82%) WATIR
9 4 (4.82%) Maven
10 3 (3.61%) JMeter
10 3 (3.61%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (3.61%) WebLOAD
10 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.61%) Capybara
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Games
3 3 (3.61%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) Web Services
1 7 (8.43%) Gherkin
2 5 (6.02%) XML
3 4 (4.82%) RESTful
3 4 (4.82%) HTML
4 3 (3.61%) .NET
4 3 (3.61%) SOAP
4 3 (3.61%) HTML5
5 2 (2.41%) JSON
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.20%) WPF
6 1 (1.20%) REST
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.82%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.82%) Online Games
4 2 (2.41%) Open Source
4 2 (2.41%) Online Gambling
4 2 (2.41%) Blog
4 2 (2.41%) Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) MPEG
5 1 (1.20%) Handset
5 1 (1.20%) DTV
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Linux
2 5 (6.02%) UNIX
2 5 (6.02%) Android
2 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.33%) Scrum
3 25 (30.12%) Test Automation
4 22 (26.51%) BDD
5 13 (15.66%) TDD
6 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
7 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
9 8 (9.64%) Kanban
10 7 (8.43%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.43%) Performance Testing
10 7 (8.43%) OOP
10 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Pair Programming
11 5 (6.02%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.02%) User Stories
12 4 (4.82%) OO
12 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Java
2 26 (31.33%) Ruby
3 24 (28.92%) SQL
4 12 (14.46%) C#
5 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.84%) Python
6 5 (6.02%) PHP
7 2 (2.41%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) VBScript
8 1 (1.20%) VB
8 1 (1.20%) Scala
8 1 (1.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) ISEB
2 5 (6.02%) Degree
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle
2 3 (3.61%) HP
3 2 (2.41%) VMware
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.20%) SAP
4 1 (1.20%) CA
4 1 (1.20%) Vertica
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