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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 391 421 393
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -28
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 46 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 39
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £21.00
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
21551 22395 23085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.71% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15332 15718 15678
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 329 439
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +39 11 £475 +18.75% 6
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 72 (71.29%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (46.53%) Selenium
4 37 (36.63%) Test Automation
5 35 (34.65%) BDD
5 35 (34.65%) Exploratory Testing
6 33 (32.67%) Cucumber
7 32 (31.68%) WebDriver
7 32 (31.68%) Automated Testing
8 29 (28.71%) Scrum
9 26 (25.74%) Java
9 26 (25.74%) Android
10 21 (20.79%) SQL
10 21 (20.79%) Apple iOS
11 20 (19.80%) C#
11 20 (19.80%) TDD
12 18 (17.82%) Manual Testing
13 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
13 17 (16.83%) Web Services
13 17 (16.83%) E-Commerce
13 17 (16.83%) QA Automation
14 16 (15.84%) Mobile App
14 16 (15.84%) JUnit
14 16 (15.84%) .NET
14 16 (15.84%) Retail
15 15 (14.85%) Finance
16 13 (12.87%) Appium
16 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
16 13 (12.87%) Jenkins
17 11 (10.89%) Automation Testing

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 4 (3.96%) Jetty
2 2 (1.98%) SAS
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Google Play
2 5 (4.95%) GitHub
3 4 (3.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.99%) Internet
2 1 (0.99%) RTSP
2 1 (0.99%) Skype
2 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) Big Data
3 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.98%) HPCC
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (46.53%) Selenium
2 33 (32.67%) Cucumber
3 32 (31.68%) WebDriver
4 16 (15.84%) JUnit
5 13 (12.87%) Appium
5 13 (12.87%) Jenkins
5 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
6 11 (10.89%) Jasmine
6 11 (10.89%) JIRA
7 10 (9.90%) NUnit
8 9 (8.91%) Protractor
9 7 (6.93%) Android Studio
9 7 (6.93%) IntelliJ
9 7 (6.93%) Mocha
9 7 (6.93%) Robotium
9 7 (6.93%) Xcode
10 5 (4.95%) Calabash
10 5 (4.95%) Capybara
10 5 (4.95%) Gradle
10 5 (4.95%) Mockito
General
1 16 (15.84%) Retail
2 15 (14.85%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Games
3 4 (3.96%) Publishing
4 3 (2.97%) Marketing
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Electronics
6 1 (0.99%) Front Office
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.83%) Web Services
2 16 (15.84%) .NET
3 10 (9.90%) HTML
3 10 (9.90%) Node.js
4 9 (8.91%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (7.92%) .NET Framework
6 7 (6.93%) RESTful
7 6 (5.94%) Android SDK
8 5 (4.95%) HTML5
8 5 (4.95%) REST
8 5 (4.95%) SOAP
9 4 (3.96%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.96%) JSON
9 4 (3.96%) XML
10 2 (1.98%) CSS
10 2 (1.98%) Kafka
10 2 (1.98%) Swagger
11 1 (0.99%) Mason
11 1 (0.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.99%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.91%) User Experience
3 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.98%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.99%) Animation
6 1 (0.99%) BBC
6 1 (0.99%) CCTV
6 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.99%) Online Games
6 1 (0.99%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.99%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.99%) Swaptions
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.74%) Android
2 21 (20.79%) Apple iOS
3 8 (7.92%) Windows
4 2 (1.98%) Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (71.29%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.63%) Test Automation
3 35 (34.65%) BDD
3 35 (34.65%) Exploratory Testing
4 32 (31.68%) Automated Testing
5 29 (28.71%) Scrum
6 20 (19.80%) TDD
7 18 (17.82%) Manual Testing
8 17 (16.83%) E-Commerce
8 17 (16.83%) QA Automation
9 11 (10.89%) Automation Testing
9 11 (10.89%) Pair Programming
9 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.89%) Test Scripting
10 10 (9.90%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (8.91%) Mobile Application Development
11 9 (8.91%) Unit Testing
12 8 (7.92%) Agile Testing
12 8 (7.92%) ATDD
12 8 (7.92%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.74%) Java
2 21 (20.79%) SQL
3 20 (19.80%) C#
4 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.91%) Ruby
6 7 (6.93%) Python
7 2 (1.98%) R
7 2 (1.98%) Scala
7 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.99%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) SDET
2 3 (2.97%) WCAG
3 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Google
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.98%) HP
4 1 (0.99%) Rally
4 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Xamarin
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