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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 337 348 326
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 49 53 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 34
Average daily rate
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£340 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £253 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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
19129 20370 18381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 93.18% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13552 13895 12393
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 377 506
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 7 £375 -21.05% 5
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Teddington - - - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 82 (100.00%) QA
2 50 (60.98%) Selenium
3 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (42.68%) Java
5 27 (32.93%) SQL
5 27 (32.93%) WebDriver
5 27 (32.93%) Cucumber
6 22 (26.83%) Test Automation
6 22 (26.83%) Scrum
7 20 (24.39%) Ruby
8 18 (21.95%) JIRA
9 16 (19.51%) TDD
10 15 (18.29%) BDD
11 14 (17.07%) Manual Testing
12 12 (14.63%) Automated Testing
12 12 (14.63%) Games
13 11 (13.41%) Python
14 9 (10.98%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (10.98%) Regression Testing
14 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
15 8 (9.76%) Finance
15 8 (9.76%) JMeter
15 8 (9.76%) UNIX
15 8 (9.76%) Linux
15 8 (9.76%) C#
15 8 (9.76%) JUnit
15 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (9.76%) TestNG
15 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
15 8 (9.76%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (3.66%) Confluence
2 2 (2.44%) CMS
2 2 (2.44%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) ATM
1 3 (3.66%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) DNS
3 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.88%) DB2
3 3 (3.66%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.66%) OLAP
3 3 (3.66%) OLTP
4 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.22%) Big Data
5 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (60.98%) Selenium
2 27 (32.93%) WebDriver
2 27 (32.93%) Cucumber
3 18 (21.95%) JIRA
4 9 (10.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (9.76%) JMeter
5 8 (9.76%) JUnit
5 8 (9.76%) TestNG
6 6 (7.32%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.32%) Calabash
7 5 (6.10%) Subversion
8 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.88%) Appium
9 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.66%) Maven
10 2 (2.44%) WATIR
10 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.44%) Sahi
10 2 (2.44%) RSpec
General
1 12 (14.63%) Games
2 8 (9.76%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Publishing
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) .NET
1 7 (8.54%) Web Services
2 5 (6.10%) REST
3 4 (4.88%) XML
4 3 (3.66%) HTML5
4 3 (3.66%) RESTful
4 3 (3.66%) HTML
5 2 (2.44%) SOAP
5 2 (2.44%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.22%) OAuth
6 1 (1.22%) Cocoon
6 1 (1.22%) JSON
6 1 (1.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.10%) Open Source
2 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.66%) Online Games
4 2 (2.44%) Derivative
4 2 (2.44%) EMV
4 2 (2.44%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.22%) iPad
5 1 (1.22%) iPhone
5 1 (1.22%) DTV
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Handset
5 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.22%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) UNIX
1 8 (9.76%) Linux
2 6 (7.32%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Android
3 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.83%) Test Automation
2 22 (26.83%) Scrum
3 16 (19.51%) TDD
4 15 (18.29%) BDD
5 14 (17.07%) Manual Testing
6 12 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 9 (10.98%) Regression Testing
7 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
8 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (9.76%) Automation Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Kanban
9 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.32%) Test Strategy
11 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.10%) OO
12 4 (4.88%) Software Testing
12 4 (4.88%) Software Engineering
12 4 (4.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.68%) Java
2 27 (32.93%) SQL
3 20 (24.39%) Ruby
4 11 (13.41%) Python
5 8 (9.76%) C#
6 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.66%) PHP
8 2 (2.44%) Perl
8 2 (2.44%) Scala
8 2 (2.44%) Groovy
9 1 (1.22%) VBScript
9 1 (1.22%) VB
9 1 (1.22%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) ISEB
2 5 (6.10%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Salt
2 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (4.88%) HP
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle
2 3 (3.66%) IBM
3 2 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (1.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
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