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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 376 402 363
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -39
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 52 31 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 49
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £448 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
21075 22337 22455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.06% 94.76% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15093 15690 15395
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 370 420
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.17 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +57 15 £381 +1.66% 4
Hammersmith +1 1 £388 +17.42%
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 114 (100.00%) QA
2 86 (75.44%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (50.00%) Selenium
4 42 (36.84%) WebDriver
5 39 (34.21%) BDD
6 37 (32.46%) Test Automation
7 36 (31.58%) Cucumber
7 36 (31.58%) Automated Testing
8 34 (29.82%) Exploratory Testing
9 33 (28.95%) Scrum
10 30 (26.32%) Android
11 29 (25.44%) Java
12 25 (21.93%) C#
12 25 (21.93%) Apple iOS
13 24 (21.05%) SQL
13 24 (21.05%) TDD
14 19 (16.67%) Retail
14 19 (16.67%) Manual Testing
14 19 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 18 (15.79%) E-Commerce
15 18 (15.79%) SpecFlow
15 18 (15.79%) Mobile App
16 17 (14.91%) Automation Testing
16 17 (14.91%) QA Automation
16 17 (14.91%) .NET
16 17 (14.91%) Web Services
17 16 (14.04%) JUnit
18 15 (13.16%) Unit Testing
18 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
19 14 (12.28%) Appium

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 5 (4.39%) Jetty
2 2 (1.75%) SAS
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Google Play
2 5 (4.39%) GitHub
3 4 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.88%) Skype
3 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) Big Data
3 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.75%) HPCC
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 57 (50.00%) Selenium
2 42 (36.84%) WebDriver
3 36 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 18 (15.79%) SpecFlow
5 16 (14.04%) JUnit
6 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
7 14 (12.28%) Appium
7 14 (12.28%) NUnit
8 13 (11.40%) Jasmine
9 12 (10.53%) JIRA
10 10 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (7.89%) Protractor
12 7 (6.14%) Android Studio
12 7 (6.14%) IntelliJ
12 7 (6.14%) Mocha
12 7 (6.14%) Robotium
12 7 (6.14%) Xcode
13 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
14 5 (4.39%) Gradle
14 5 (4.39%) Mockito
General
1 19 (16.67%) Retail
2 13 (11.40%) Finance
3 5 (4.39%) Publishing
4 4 (3.51%) Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Games
5 3 (2.63%) Marketing
5 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Front Office
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.91%) .NET
1 17 (14.91%) Web Services
2 10 (8.77%) Node.js
2 10 (8.77%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (7.89%) HTML
4 8 (7.02%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.14%) RESTful
6 6 (5.26%) Android SDK
6 6 (5.26%) REST
7 5 (4.39%) HTML5
7 5 (4.39%) SOAP
8 4 (3.51%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.63%) JSON
9 3 (2.63%) Kafka
9 3 (2.63%) XML
10 2 (1.75%) CSS
10 2 (1.75%) Swagger
11 1 (0.88%) Mason
11 1 (0.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.88%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.89%) User Experience
3 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.88%) Animation
5 1 (0.88%) BBC
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Online Games
5 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.88%) Swaptions
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.32%) Android
2 25 (21.93%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.77%) Windows
4 4 (3.51%) Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (75.44%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.21%) BDD
3 37 (32.46%) Test Automation
4 36 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 34 (29.82%) Exploratory Testing
6 33 (28.95%) Scrum
7 24 (21.05%) TDD
8 19 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 18 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 17 (14.91%) Automation Testing
10 17 (14.91%) QA Automation
11 15 (13.16%) Unit Testing
12 14 (12.28%) Software Engineering
12 14 (12.28%) Test Scripting
13 12 (10.53%) Pair Programming
14 11 (9.65%) Defect Tracking
15 9 (7.89%) Agile Testing
15 9 (7.89%) Functional Testing
15 9 (7.89%) Mobile Application Development
15 9 (7.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.44%) Java
2 25 (21.93%) C#
3 24 (21.05%) SQL
4 19 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.77%) Ruby
6 9 (7.89%) Python
7 3 (2.63%) PHP
8 2 (1.75%) ECMAScript
8 2 (1.75%) ES6
8 2 (1.75%) R
8 2 (1.75%) Scala
8 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.63%) ISEB
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) SDET
2 3 (2.63%) WCAG
3 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) Google
4 3 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (0.88%) Rally
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
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