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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 381 371 390
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 43 50 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.20% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £474 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £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
22142 23580 24592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15051 16152 16176
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 460 627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +7 3 £438 +5.99% 6
Hounslow - 3 £425 - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 91 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (68.13%) Selenium
3 47 (51.65%) Java
4 44 (48.35%) Cucumber
5 39 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (35.16%) Scrum
7 31 (34.07%) Test Automation
8 30 (32.97%) BDD
8 30 (32.97%) TDD
9 29 (31.87%) WebDriver
10 28 (30.77%) Ruby
11 27 (29.67%) SQL
12 25 (27.47%) Automated Testing
13 23 (25.27%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (18.68%) Test Scripting
14 17 (18.68%) Web Services
15 15 (16.48%) Mobile App
16 13 (14.29%) Open Source
16 13 (14.29%) .NET
17 12 (13.19%) E-Commerce
17 12 (13.19%) Finance
17 12 (13.19%) Automation Testing
18 11 (12.09%) XML
18 11 (12.09%) Kanban
19 10 (10.99%) Calabash
19 10 (10.99%) Android
20 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
20 9 (9.89%) FitNesse
20 9 (9.89%) JIRA
21 8 (8.79%) Degree

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (4.40%) Node.js
2 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
1 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) HTTP
2 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.20%) DNS
2 2 (2.20%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.20%) SSL
2 2 (2.20%) Firewall
2 2 (2.20%) LDAP
2 2 (2.20%) LAN
2 2 (2.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) MySQL
2 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (68.13%) Selenium
2 44 (48.35%) Cucumber
3 29 (31.87%) WebDriver
4 10 (10.99%) Calabash
5 9 (9.89%) FitNesse
5 9 (9.89%) JIRA
5 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.79%) WATIR
7 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 6 (6.59%) JBehave
8 6 (6.59%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (5.49%) JMeter
9 5 (5.49%) JUnit
10 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (4.40%) Sahi
11 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.30%) Hudson
11 3 (3.30%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.30%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.30%) Robotium
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Legal
3 5 (5.49%) Publishing
3 5 (5.49%) Games
4 4 (4.40%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) Web Services
2 13 (14.29%) .NET
3 11 (12.09%) XML
4 8 (8.79%) HTML
5 6 (6.59%) SOAP
5 6 (6.59%) REST
6 4 (4.40%) Mustache
6 4 (4.40%) Sass
6 4 (4.40%) CSS
7 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.30%) JSON
7 3 (3.30%) Django
8 2 (2.20%) RESTful
8 2 (2.20%) HTML5
8 2 (2.20%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.20%) XSLT
8 2 (2.20%) Cocoon
9 1 (1.10%) Ajax
9 1 (1.10%) XSD
9 1 (1.10%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Mobile App
2 13 (14.29%) Open Source
3 8 (8.79%) EMV
3 8 (8.79%) Smartcard
4 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.49%) Digital Media
5 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.30%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.20%) Human Factors
8 1 (1.10%) Statistics
8 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.10%) Online Games
8 1 (1.10%) Online Gambling
8 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Android
2 8 (8.79%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.49%) Linux
4 2 (2.20%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Windows
5 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.16%) Scrum
3 31 (34.07%) Test Automation
4 30 (32.97%) BDD
4 30 (32.97%) TDD
5 25 (27.47%) Automated Testing
6 23 (25.27%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (18.68%) Test Scripting
8 12 (13.19%) E-Commerce
8 12 (13.19%) Automation Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Kanban
10 8 (8.79%) Regression Testing
11 6 (6.59%) Pair Programming
11 6 (6.59%) Project Management
11 6 (6.59%) Quality Management
11 6 (6.59%) Test Management
11 6 (6.59%) User Stories
12 5 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (5.49%) QMS
12 5 (5.49%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 47 (51.65%) Java
2 28 (30.77%) Ruby
3 27 (29.67%) SQL
4 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.59%) Python
6 5 (5.49%) PHP
7 4 (4.40%) C#
8 3 (3.30%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.30%) Groovy
9 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
2 5 (5.49%) ISEB
2 5 (5.49%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) ISO 9001
2 5 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
2 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) HP
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle
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