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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / London
Rank 339 376 368
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 69 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 31 40
Median daily rate £425 £400 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £354 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.42% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18156 19919 19982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.11% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12986 14035 14204
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 315 348
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.57 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +8 19 £475 +18.75% 8
Bromley - 1 £450 -
Westminster - 1 - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 119 (100.00%) QA
2 81 (68.07%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (63.03%) Selenium
4 55 (46.22%) Test Automation
5 43 (36.13%) Java
6 33 (27.73%) Cucumber
7 30 (25.21%) Exploratory Testing
8 29 (24.37%) BDD
9 26 (21.85%) WebDriver
9 26 (21.85%) Automated Testing
10 23 (19.33%) Scrum
10 23 (19.33%) Manual Testing
11 22 (18.49%) QA Automation
11 22 (18.49%) SQL
12 21 (17.65%) TDD
12 21 (17.65%) JIRA
12 21 (17.65%) Node.js
13 20 (16.81%) JavaScript
14 19 (15.97%) Finance
14 19 (15.97%) Mobile App
15 18 (15.13%) Banking
16 17 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
17 16 (13.45%) Jenkins
17 16 (13.45%) Automation Testing
17 16 (13.45%) Regression Testing
17 16 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (12.61%) Big Data
18 15 (12.61%) E-Commerce
19 14 (11.76%) Process Improvement

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 7 (5.88%) Jetty
2 5 (4.20%) Confluence
3 3 (2.52%) CMS
4 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.84%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.84%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.36%) GitHub
3 2 (1.68%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) HTTP
1 2 (1.68%) Internet
1 2 (1.68%) RTSP
2 1 (0.84%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (12.61%) Big Data
3 5 (4.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (4.20%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.36%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.84%) MySQL
7 1 (0.84%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 75 (63.03%) Selenium
2 33 (27.73%) Cucumber
3 26 (21.85%) WebDriver
4 21 (17.65%) JIRA
5 16 (13.45%) Jenkins
6 14 (11.76%) Git (software)
7 11 (9.24%) DbUnit
7 11 (9.24%) Robot Framework
8 9 (7.56%) Appium
9 8 (6.72%) HP UFT
9 8 (6.72%) NUnit
10 6 (5.04%) JMeter
10 6 (5.04%) JUnit
11 5 (4.20%) CasperJS
11 5 (4.20%) Xcode
12 4 (3.36%) Mocha
12 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
12 4 (3.36%) SpecFlow
13 3 (2.52%) JBehave
13 3 (2.52%) Sahi
General
1 19 (15.97%) Finance
2 18 (15.13%) Banking
3 12 (10.08%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.88%) Front Office
5 5 (4.20%) Marketing
5 5 (4.20%) Publishing
5 5 (4.20%) Retail
6 3 (2.52%) Games
7 2 (1.68%) Advertising
7 2 (1.68%) Automotive
7 2 (1.68%) Back Office
7 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.65%) Node.js
2 13 (10.92%) AngularJS
3 12 (10.08%) HTML
4 10 (8.40%) .NET
4 10 (8.40%) HTML5
5 7 (5.88%) Gherkin
5 7 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (5.04%) XML
7 5 (4.20%) Kafka
8 4 (3.36%) SOAP
8 4 (3.36%) Web Services
9 3 (2.52%) Express
9 3 (2.52%) WebSockets
9 3 (2.52%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.68%) CSS
10 2 (1.68%) Dropwizard
10 2 (1.68%) JSON
10 2 (1.68%) React
10 2 (1.68%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.97%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.68%) CCTV
4 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.68%) Fintech
4 2 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.68%) Streaming Media
4 2 (1.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) BBC
5 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.84%) Derivative
5 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.84%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.84%) NHS
5 1 (0.84%) Replication
5 1 (0.84%) Smart Energy
5 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) Apple iOS
2 11 (9.24%) Unix
3 10 (8.40%) Linux
4 9 (7.56%) Android
5 2 (1.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (68.07%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (46.22%) Test Automation
3 30 (25.21%) Exploratory Testing
4 29 (24.37%) BDD
5 26 (21.85%) Automated Testing
6 23 (19.33%) Manual Testing
6 23 (19.33%) Scrum
7 22 (18.49%) QA Automation
8 21 (17.65%) TDD
9 17 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (13.45%) Automation Testing
10 16 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (13.45%) Regression Testing
11 15 (12.61%) E-Commerce
12 14 (11.76%) Process Improvement
13 13 (10.92%) Test Scripting
14 12 (10.08%) Pair Programming
14 12 (10.08%) SDLC
15 11 (9.24%) Kanban
15 11 (9.24%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.13%) Java
2 22 (18.49%) SQL
3 20 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.92%) C#
5 9 (7.56%) Ruby
6 7 (5.88%) Python
7 6 (5.04%) Scala
8 5 (4.20%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.36%) Perl
9 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.36%) VBScript
10 2 (1.68%) Groovy
10 2 (1.68%) PHP
10 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.84%) C++
11 1 (0.84%) VB
11 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (5.04%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) ISEB
3 4 (3.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.36%) PhD
4 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) SDET
3 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.68%) WCAG
4 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.84%) Ambari
3 1 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (3.36%) Apple
1 4 (3.36%) HP
1 4 (3.36%) Sybase
2 3 (2.52%) Google
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle
3 2 (1.68%) SAP
4 1 (0.84%) ATG
4 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.84%) IBM
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