The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 209 257 228
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -29
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 37 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.063% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.067% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 10
Average daily rate £363 £425 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +57.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £273
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +28.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.75
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
West Sussex - 17 £350 - 3
East Sussex - 10 £406 - 1
Berkshire +9 6 £354 -32.61% 3
Hampshire - 2 £308 - 1
Surrey -8 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £375 - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 54 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (51.85%) SQL
3 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (44.44%) Android
4 24 (44.44%) Apple iOS
5 22 (40.74%) Mobile App
6 21 (38.89%) Automated Testing
7 16 (29.63%) Regression Testing
7 16 (29.63%) Selenium
7 16 (29.63%) Black-Box Testing
8 14 (25.93%) Open Source
9 13 (24.07%) Scrum
9 13 (24.07%) Mobile Application Development
10 12 (22.22%) C#
11 11 (20.37%) HTML
12 10 (18.52%) Java
12 10 (18.52%) .NET
12 10 (18.52%) Cucumber
12 10 (18.52%) REST
13 9 (16.67%) Node.js
13 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
13 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
14 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
14 8 (14.81%) jQuery
14 8 (14.81%) Jasmine
14 8 (14.81%) HTML5
14 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (14.81%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (12.96%) User Experience

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (16.67%) Node.js
2 4 (7.41%) Confluence
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) H.323
1 3 (5.56%) Telepresence
2 2 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Selenium
2 10 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 8 (14.81%) Jasmine
3 8 (14.81%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.26%) JIRA
5 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
5 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.41%) JMeter
6 4 (7.41%) JUnit
7 2 (3.70%) Ant
7 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.70%) Gradle
7 2 (3.70%) Hudson
7 2 (3.70%) jMock
7 2 (3.70%) Maven
7 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.85%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.85%) Automotive
2 1 (1.85%) Back Office
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) .NET
2 10 (18.52%) REST
3 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (14.81%) HTML5
4 8 (14.81%) jQuery
5 4 (7.41%) Web Services
6 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.56%) SOAP
6 3 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (3.70%) Ajax
7 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.70%) Java EE
7 2 (3.70%) JMS
7 2 (3.70%) Spring
8 1 (1.85%) Behat
8 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.74%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.96%) User Experience
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) iSeries
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Android
1 24 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 16 (29.63%) Black-Box Testing
3 16 (29.63%) Regression Testing
4 14 (25.93%) Open Source
5 13 (24.07%) Mobile Application Development
5 13 (24.07%) Scrum
6 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 7 (12.96%) BDD
7 7 (12.96%) Defect Management
7 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.26%) QA Automation
9 5 (9.26%) TDD
10 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Security Testing
10 4 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) SQL
2 12 (22.22%) C#
3 10 (18.52%) Java
4 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.41%) Python
6 3 (5.56%) Ruby
7 2 (3.70%) Groovy
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) ISEB
1 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) FedRAMP
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Coremetrics
2 1 (1.85%) Endeca
2 1 (1.85%) Google
2 1 (1.85%) IBM
2 1 (1.85%) Rally
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