The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 361 367 390
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +23
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 50 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.19% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21896 22402 24433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.73% 92.40% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15020 15258 15837
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 470 647
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Engineer
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +9 11 £406 +8.33% 10
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 104 (100.00%) QA
2 64 (61.54%) Selenium
3 52 (50.00%) Java
4 47 (45.19%) Cucumber
5 42 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (37.50%) Test Automation
7 33 (31.73%) BDD
7 33 (31.73%) TDD
7 33 (31.73%) Scrum
8 30 (28.85%) Ruby
8 30 (28.85%) SQL
8 30 (28.85%) WebDriver
9 26 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
11 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
12 17 (16.35%) Web Services
12 17 (16.35%) Finance
13 15 (14.42%) Automation Testing
14 14 (13.46%) Mobile App
14 14 (13.46%) Open Source
14 14 (13.46%) E-Commerce
15 12 (11.54%) XML
15 12 (11.54%) .NET
15 12 (11.54%) FitNesse
16 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
16 11 (10.58%) JIRA
16 11 (10.58%) Degree
17 10 (9.62%) Regression Testing
17 10 (9.62%) Calabash
17 10 (9.62%) Kanban

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.85%) Confluence
1 4 (3.85%) Node.js
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
1 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) HTTP
2 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.85%) DNS
2 4 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 4 (3.85%) SSL
2 4 (3.85%) Firewall
2 4 (3.85%) LDAP
2 4 (3.85%) LAN
2 4 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (0.96%) UMTS
3 1 (0.96%) ATM
3 1 (0.96%) GPRS
3 1 (0.96%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) MySQL
1 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 64 (61.54%) Selenium
2 47 (45.19%) Cucumber
3 30 (28.85%) WebDriver
4 12 (11.54%) FitNesse
5 11 (10.58%) JIRA
5 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
6 10 (9.62%) Calabash
7 9 (8.65%) WATIR
7 9 (8.65%) JUnit
8 8 (7.69%) SoapUI
8 8 (7.69%) JBehave
9 7 (6.73%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (6.73%) JMeter
10 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
11 5 (4.81%) SpecFlow
12 4 (3.85%) TeamCity
12 4 (3.85%) Sahi
13 3 (2.88%) RSpec
13 3 (2.88%) TestNG
13 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Legal
3 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.81%) Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Retail
5 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Publishing
5 4 (3.85%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.35%) Web Services
2 12 (11.54%) XML
2 12 (11.54%) .NET
3 7 (6.73%) HTML
3 7 (6.73%) SOAP
4 5 (4.81%) REST
5 4 (3.85%) CSS
5 4 (3.85%) Mustache
5 4 (3.85%) Sass
6 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.88%) JSON
6 3 (2.88%) Django
7 2 (1.92%) RESTful
7 2 (1.92%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.92%) XSLT
8 1 (0.96%) WAP
8 1 (0.96%) Cocoon
8 1 (0.96%) Ajax
8 1 (0.96%) XSD
8 1 (0.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Open Source
1 14 (13.46%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.77%) EMV
2 6 (5.77%) Smartcard
3 5 (4.81%) Digital Media
3 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.92%) Derivative
5 2 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.92%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.96%) Statistics
6 1 (0.96%) Handset
6 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.96%) STB
6 1 (0.96%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.96%) Online Games
6 1 (0.96%) Social Media
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Android
2 8 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.73%) Linux
4 5 (4.81%) UNIX
5 4 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 33 (31.73%) BDD
3 33 (31.73%) TDD
3 33 (31.73%) Scrum
4 26 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
6 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
7 15 (14.42%) Automation Testing
8 14 (13.46%) E-Commerce
9 10 (9.62%) Regression Testing
9 10 (9.62%) Kanban
10 9 (8.65%) Test Strategy
11 8 (7.69%) Quality Management
12 7 (6.73%) Web Testing
13 6 (5.77%) Software Testing
13 6 (5.77%) Project Management
13 6 (5.77%) User Stories
14 5 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (4.81%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 52 (50.00%) Java
2 30 (28.85%) SQL
2 30 (28.85%) Ruby
3 6 (5.77%) Python
3 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.81%) C#
5 4 (3.85%) PHP
5 4 (3.85%) Groovy
6 3 (2.88%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) ISEB
3 8 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (4.81%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.81%) HP
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle
3 3 (2.88%) BT
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