The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 71 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £284 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
958 710 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.20% 91.97% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 303 350
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Engineer
Berkshire

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Reading region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the Reading region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (20.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) CentOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat