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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 366 393 362
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -31
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 55 36 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 47
Median daily rate £381 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -
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
20569 21078 21803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.98% 94.55% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 14579 15350
Median daily rate £463 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 396 399
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +53 19 £400 +15.94% 6
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Hammersmith - 1 £388 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 97 (100.00%) QA
2 75 (77.32%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (56.70%) Selenium
4 46 (47.42%) WebDriver
5 38 (39.18%) BDD
6 37 (38.14%) Test Automation
7 32 (32.99%) Cucumber
8 28 (28.87%) Java
9 27 (27.84%) Automated Testing
10 26 (26.80%) Scrum
11 24 (24.74%) Android
12 23 (23.71%) TDD
13 20 (20.62%) Automation Testing
14 18 (18.56%) Apple iOS
14 18 (18.56%) SQL
15 17 (17.53%) C#
16 16 (16.49%) Test Scripting
16 16 (16.49%) QA Automation
16 16 (16.49%) Mobile App
17 15 (15.46%) Jenkins
17 15 (15.46%) Manual Testing
17 15 (15.46%) JIRA
18 12 (12.37%) Software Engineering
18 12 (12.37%) Retail
18 12 (12.37%) Ruby
18 12 (12.37%) JUnit
19 11 (11.34%) .NET
19 11 (11.34%) E-Commerce
19 11 (11.34%) Finance
19 11 (11.34%) Pair Programming

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 6 (6.19%) Jetty
1 6 (6.19%) Node.js
2 2 (2.06%) Confluence
3 1 (1.03%) SAS
3 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Google Play
2 5 (5.15%) GitHub
3 4 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) Internet
2 2 (2.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) Big Data
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.06%) HPCC
5 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (56.70%) Selenium
2 46 (47.42%) WebDriver
3 32 (32.99%) Cucumber
4 15 (15.46%) Jenkins
4 15 (15.46%) JIRA
5 12 (12.37%) JUnit
6 11 (11.34%) Appium
7 10 (10.31%) NUnit
7 10 (10.31%) SpecFlow
8 9 (9.28%) Jasmine
9 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (7.22%) Android Studio
10 7 (7.22%) Calabash
10 7 (7.22%) Capybara
10 7 (7.22%) IntelliJ
11 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
11 6 (6.19%) Visual Studio
12 5 (5.15%) Gradle
12 5 (5.15%) Mockito
12 5 (5.15%) Robotium
General
1 12 (12.37%) Retail
2 11 (11.34%) Finance
3 4 (4.12%) Games
4 3 (3.09%) Publishing
4 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
6 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) .NET
2 10 (10.31%) Web Services
3 9 (9.28%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (6.19%) Android SDK
4 6 (6.19%) RESTful
5 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.12%) Kafka
6 4 (4.12%) REST
6 4 (4.12%) SOAP
7 3 (3.09%) Behat
7 3 (3.09%) HTML
8 2 (2.06%) CSS
8 2 (2.06%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.06%) JSON
8 2 (2.06%) XML
9 1 (1.03%) HTML5
9 1 (1.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (1.03%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) User Experience
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.03%) Animation
6 1 (1.03%) BBC
6 1 (1.03%) Derivative
6 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.03%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) Online Games
6 1 (1.03%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.03%) Social Media
6 1 (1.03%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.74%) Android
2 18 (18.56%) Apple iOS
3 10 (10.31%) Windows
4 4 (4.12%) Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (77.32%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.18%) BDD
3 37 (38.14%) Test Automation
4 27 (27.84%) Automated Testing
5 26 (26.80%) Scrum
6 23 (23.71%) TDD
7 20 (20.62%) Automation Testing
8 16 (16.49%) QA Automation
8 16 (16.49%) Test Scripting
9 15 (15.46%) Manual Testing
10 12 (12.37%) Software Engineering
11 11 (11.34%) E-Commerce
11 11 (11.34%) Pair Programming
11 11 (11.34%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.25%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 8 (8.25%) Functional Testing
12 8 (8.25%) User Stories
13 7 (7.22%) Regression Testing
14 6 (6.19%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (6.19%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.87%) Java
2 18 (18.56%) SQL
3 17 (17.53%) C#
4 12 (12.37%) Ruby
5 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.22%) PHP
6 7 (7.22%) Python
7 3 (3.09%) Scala
8 2 (2.06%) ECMAScript
8 2 (2.06%) ES6
9 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.03%) R
9 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.12%) ISEB
3 3 (3.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) SDET
3 2 (2.06%) WCAG
4 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) Google
4 3 (3.09%) HP
5 1 (1.03%) Rally
5 1 (1.03%) SAP
5 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.03%) Xamarin
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