The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 60 75 60
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.099% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £388 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £31.75
QA Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
650 957 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.66% 94.38% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 611 430
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.72 £35.85 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Salesforce.com