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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 369 380 388
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 44 49 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.19% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £470 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £20.00
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
22398 23591 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.89% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16199 15934
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 452 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +19 3 £438 +5.99% 5
Hounslow - 3 £425 - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 87 (100.00%) QA
2 57 (65.52%) Selenium
3 44 (50.57%) Java
4 40 (45.98%) Cucumber
5 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (36.78%) Scrum
7 30 (34.48%) TDD
8 29 (33.33%) BDD
8 29 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 28 (32.18%) WebDriver
10 25 (28.74%) Ruby
10 25 (28.74%) SQL
11 24 (27.59%) Automated Testing
12 23 (26.44%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
14 15 (17.24%) Mobile App
15 13 (14.94%) Manual Testing
15 13 (14.94%) Web Services
16 12 (13.79%) .NET
16 12 (13.79%) E-Commerce
16 12 (13.79%) Finance
16 12 (13.79%) Open Source
17 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
17 10 (11.49%) Calabash
17 10 (11.49%) Kanban
17 10 (11.49%) Android
18 9 (10.34%) FitNesse
19 8 (9.20%) Regression Testing
19 8 (9.20%) EMV
19 8 (9.20%) Smartcard

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (4.60%) Node.js
2 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
1 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
2 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.30%) SSL
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) LDAP
2 2 (2.30%) LAN
2 2 (2.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) MySQL
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (65.52%) Selenium
2 40 (45.98%) Cucumber
3 28 (32.18%) WebDriver
4 10 (11.49%) Calabash
5 9 (10.34%) FitNesse
6 8 (9.20%) JIRA
6 8 (9.20%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.05%) WATIR
7 7 (8.05%) Git (software)
8 6 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (5.75%) JMeter
9 5 (5.75%) JUnit
9 5 (5.75%) JBehave
10 4 (4.60%) Sahi
11 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.45%) Robotium
11 3 (3.45%) Maven
12 2 (2.30%) Subversion
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Legal
3 5 (5.75%) Games
4 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 4 (4.60%) Publishing
5 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.45%) Retail
5 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) Web Services
2 12 (13.79%) .NET
3 8 (9.20%) XML
4 6 (6.90%) HTML
5 4 (4.60%) REST
5 4 (4.60%) Mustache
5 4 (4.60%) Sass
6 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.45%) Django
6 3 (3.45%) CSS
7 2 (2.30%) SOAP
7 2 (2.30%) Cocoon
7 2 (2.30%) HTML5
7 2 (2.30%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.15%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.15%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.15%) JSON
8 1 (1.15%) XSD
8 1 (1.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Mobile App
2 12 (13.79%) Open Source
3 8 (9.20%) EMV
3 8 (9.20%) Smartcard
4 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.75%) Digital Media
5 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.45%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.30%) Human Factors
8 1 (1.15%) Statistics
8 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.15%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.15%) Online Games
8 1 (1.15%) Online Gambling
8 1 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Android
2 8 (9.20%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.75%) Linux
4 2 (2.30%) UNIX
4 2 (2.30%) Windows
5 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.78%) Scrum
3 30 (34.48%) TDD
4 29 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 29 (33.33%) BDD
5 24 (27.59%) Automated Testing
6 23 (26.44%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
8 13 (14.94%) Manual Testing
9 12 (13.79%) E-Commerce
10 10 (11.49%) Kanban
10 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
11 8 (9.20%) Regression Testing
12 7 (8.05%) Test Planning
13 6 (6.90%) User Stories
13 6 (6.90%) Pair Programming
13 6 (6.90%) Project Management
13 6 (6.90%) Quality Management
13 6 (6.90%) Test Management
14 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (50.57%) Java
2 25 (28.74%) SQL
2 25 (28.74%) Ruby
3 6 (6.90%) Python
4 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.75%) PHP
5 4 (4.60%) C#
6 3 (3.45%) Objective-C
6 3 (3.45%) Groovy
7 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) ISEB
2 4 (4.60%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (5.75%) ISO 9001
2 5 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (5.75%) HP
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Very very competitive!
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Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago