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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 356 377 389
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +12
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 50 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.18% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 40 17
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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 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
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
21789 22449 24429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.50% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14922 15272 15897
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 467 652
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 £44.40
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 30 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 30 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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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 +8 9 £375 -6.25% 8
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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 53 (50.96%) Java
4 47 (45.19%) Cucumber
5 41 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (36.54%) Test Automation
7 33 (31.73%) TDD
7 33 (31.73%) Scrum
8 32 (30.77%) BDD
9 30 (28.85%) WebDriver
9 30 (28.85%) Ruby
9 30 (28.85%) SQL
10 25 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
12 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
13 19 (18.27%) Web Services
14 17 (16.35%) Finance
15 15 (14.42%) Automation Testing
16 14 (13.46%) Mobile App
16 14 (13.46%) Open Source
17 12 (11.54%) Degree
17 12 (11.54%) XML
17 12 (11.54%) .NET
17 12 (11.54%) FitNesse
18 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
18 11 (10.58%) E-Commerce
18 11 (10.58%) JIRA
19 10 (9.62%) Regression Testing
19 10 (9.62%) Calabash
19 10 (9.62%) Kanban

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
1 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) HTTP
2 4 (3.85%) LDAP
2 4 (3.85%) Firewall
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%) LAN
2 4 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (0.96%) ATM
3 1 (0.96%) GPRS
3 1 (0.96%) GSM
3 1 (0.96%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) MySQL
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.96%) DB2
5 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
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%) Jenkins
5 11 (10.58%) JIRA
6 10 (9.62%) Calabash
7 9 (8.65%) WATIR
7 9 (8.65%) JUnit
8 8 (7.69%) JBehave
9 7 (6.73%) SoapUI
9 7 (6.73%) Git (software)
9 7 (6.73%) JMeter
9 7 (6.73%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (3.85%) Sahi
10 4 (3.85%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.88%) Capybara
11 3 (2.88%) Robotium
11 3 (2.88%) Hudson
11 3 (2.88%) RSpec
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Legal
3 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.81%) Publishing
4 5 (4.81%) Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Retail
5 4 (3.85%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.27%) Web Services
2 12 (11.54%) XML
2 12 (11.54%) .NET
3 8 (7.69%) SOAP
4 7 (6.73%) HTML
5 6 (5.77%) REST
6 4 (3.85%) CSS
6 4 (3.85%) Mustache
6 4 (3.85%) Sass
7 3 (2.88%) Django
7 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.88%) JSON
8 2 (1.92%) XSLT
8 2 (1.92%) RESTful
8 2 (1.92%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.96%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.96%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.96%) HTML5
9 1 (0.96%) Cocoon
9 1 (0.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Mobile App
1 14 (13.46%) Open Source
2 7 (6.73%) EMV
2 7 (6.73%) Smartcard
3 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.81%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.88%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.92%) Derivative
7 2 (1.92%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.96%) Social Media
8 1 (0.96%) Online Games
8 1 (0.96%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.96%) Handset
8 1 (0.96%) STB
8 1 (0.96%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.96%) Statistics
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
6 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (36.54%) Test Automation
3 33 (31.73%) TDD
3 33 (31.73%) Scrum
4 32 (30.77%) BDD
5 25 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
7 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
8 15 (14.42%) Automation Testing
9 11 (10.58%) E-Commerce
10 10 (9.62%) Regression Testing
10 10 (9.62%) Kanban
11 8 (7.69%) Quality Management
11 8 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 6 (5.77%) Project Management
12 6 (5.77%) Software Testing
12 6 (5.77%) Web Testing
12 6 (5.77%) User Stories
13 5 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (4.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (50.96%) Java
2 30 (28.85%) Ruby
2 30 (28.85%) SQL
3 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.77%) Python
5 4 (3.85%) PHP
5 4 (3.85%) C#
5 4 (3.85%) Groovy
6 3 (2.88%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) Degree
2 8 (7.69%) ISEB
3 7 (6.73%) 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/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.81%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.96%) Salt
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (4.81%) HP
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle
3 3 (2.88%) BT
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