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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 390 377 376
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 23 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 44
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£400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £453 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 5 £400 -8.57% 4
Bromley - 3 £400 -
Hammersmith - 1 £330 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 57 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (54.39%) Java
4 28 (49.12%) Selenium
5 26 (45.61%) Scrum
6 24 (42.11%) Cucumber
7 22 (38.60%) Test Automation
8 18 (31.58%) TDD
8 18 (31.58%) BDD
8 18 (31.58%) WebDriver
9 12 (21.05%) JIRA
9 12 (21.05%) Ruby
9 12 (21.05%) Kanban
10 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
10 11 (19.30%) SQL
11 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
12 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
12 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (14.04%) Web Services
12 8 (14.04%) JBehave
13 7 (12.28%) SDLC
13 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
13 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
13 7 (12.28%) Finance
13 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
13 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
14 6 (10.53%) Games
14 6 (10.53%) PHP
15 5 (8.77%) HTML
15 5 (8.77%) MySQL

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.75%) CMS
1 1 (1.75%) Drupal
1 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) MySQL
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (49.12%) Selenium
2 24 (42.11%) Cucumber
3 18 (31.58%) WebDriver
4 12 (21.05%) JIRA
5 8 (14.04%) JBehave
6 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
7 5 (8.77%) Subversion
8 4 (7.02%) Maven
8 4 (7.02%) JUnit
8 4 (7.02%) JMeter
8 4 (7.02%) WATIR
8 4 (7.02%) RSpec
8 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
8 4 (7.02%) Calabash
8 4 (7.02%) Jasmine
8 4 (7.02%) Capybara
9 3 (5.26%) Appium
9 3 (5.26%) WebLOAD
9 3 (5.26%) TestNG
10 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Games
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
2 5 (8.77%) HTML
2 5 (8.77%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.26%) HTML5
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) Spring
4 2 (3.51%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.75%) WPF
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) Drush
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) XSD
5 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.26%) Online Games
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Blog
2 2 (3.51%) Online Gambling
2 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Wiki
3 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
3 2 (3.51%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Scrum
3 22 (38.60%) Test Automation
4 18 (31.58%) BDD
4 18 (31.58%) TDD
5 12 (21.05%) Kanban
6 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.28%) SDLC
9 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.77%) User Stories
10 4 (7.02%) Software Testing
11 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.26%) MVC
11 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) Java
2 12 (21.05%) Ruby
3 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) PHP
5 4 (7.02%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) C#
7 2 (3.51%) Groovy
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) VBA
8 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) ISEB
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) HP
2 1 (1.75%) VMware
2 1 (1.75%) Vertica
2 1 (1.75%) Xamarin
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