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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 379 378 385
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 41 56 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.22% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £301 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £261 £388
% change year-on-year
+38.75% -32.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 - £20.00
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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +11 3 £375 -9.14% 6
Hounslow - 2 £425 -
Surbiton - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 78 (100.00%) QA
2 63 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (62.82%) Selenium
4 39 (50.00%) Java
5 31 (39.74%) Scrum
6 30 (38.46%) Cucumber
7 25 (32.05%) BDD
7 25 (32.05%) WebDriver
8 24 (30.77%) TDD
8 24 (30.77%) Automated Testing
9 23 (29.49%) Test Automation
10 22 (28.21%) SQL
11 20 (25.64%) Ruby
12 19 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
14 13 (16.67%) Mobile App
15 12 (15.38%) .NET
16 11 (14.10%) Finance
16 11 (14.10%) Manual Testing
16 11 (14.10%) Kanban
17 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
18 9 (11.54%) Web Services
18 9 (11.54%) Android
18 9 (11.54%) Automation Testing
18 9 (11.54%) Open Source
19 8 (10.26%) Calabash
19 8 (10.26%) FitNesse
19 8 (10.26%) EMV
19 8 (10.26%) Smartcard
20 7 (8.97%) Legal

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) LDAP
3 2 (2.56%) LAN
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
3 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) DB2
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (62.82%) Selenium
2 30 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 25 (32.05%) WebDriver
4 8 (10.26%) Calabash
4 8 (10.26%) FitNesse
5 7 (8.97%) JIRA
6 6 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (6.41%) WATIR
7 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.41%) JBehave
7 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.13%) JUnit
9 3 (3.85%) JMeter
9 3 (3.85%) Sahi
9 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.85%) Maven
9 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.85%) Robotium
10 2 (2.56%) Hudson
10 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Legal
3 5 (6.41%) Games
3 5 (6.41%) Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Publishing
5 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) .NET
2 9 (11.54%) Web Services
3 5 (6.41%) XML
3 5 (6.41%) HTML
4 4 (5.13%) REST
5 3 (3.85%) CSS
5 3 (3.85%) Django
5 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.85%) Mustache
5 3 (3.85%) Sass
6 2 (2.56%) HTML5
6 2 (2.56%) Cocoon
6 2 (2.56%) SOAP
7 1 (1.28%) XSD
7 1 (1.28%) XSLT
7 1 (1.28%) JSON
7 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.28%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.28%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 9 (11.54%) Open Source
3 8 (10.26%) EMV
3 8 (10.26%) Smartcard
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.85%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.85%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.56%) Human Factors
6 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.28%) Online Games
7 1 (1.28%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.28%) iPhone
7 1 (1.28%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.28%) Social Media
7 1 (1.28%) iPad
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Android
2 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.85%) Linux
4 2 (2.56%) UNIX
4 2 (2.56%) Windows
5 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.74%) Scrum
3 25 (32.05%) BDD
4 24 (30.77%) TDD
4 24 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 23 (29.49%) Test Automation
6 19 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
8 11 (14.10%) Manual Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Kanban
9 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
10 9 (11.54%) Automation Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Test Planning
12 6 (7.69%) User Stories
12 6 (7.69%) Test Management
12 6 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 6 (7.69%) Quality Management
13 5 (6.41%) CMMI
13 5 (6.41%) Project Management
13 5 (6.41%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.00%) Java
2 22 (28.21%) SQL
3 20 (25.64%) Ruby
4 5 (6.41%) Python
4 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.41%) PHP
5 4 (5.13%) C#
6 3 (3.85%) Objective-C
6 3 (3.85%) Groovy
7 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (6.41%) ISO 9001
2 5 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) Salt
2 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
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