The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 239 258 232
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 23 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.063% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.066% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 12
Median daily rate £325 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £335 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £365 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
8330 9071 8556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.74% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4964 5311 4624
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.44 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex -4 9 £325 -5.45% 3
East Sussex - 7 £350 - 3
Hampshire +4 3 £250 -31.50%
Surrey - 3 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 South East region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) QA
2 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.07%) SQL
3 23 (41.07%) Selenium
4 21 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 20 (35.71%) Java
6 19 (33.93%) Apple iOS
6 19 (33.93%) Automated Testing
6 19 (33.93%) Android
7 18 (32.14%) TDD
8 17 (30.36%) Cucumber
9 16 (28.57%) BDD
9 16 (28.57%) ISTQB
9 16 (28.57%) JIRA
9 16 (28.57%) ISEB
9 16 (28.57%) REST
9 16 (28.57%) Mobile App
10 15 (26.79%) WebDriver
11 14 (25.00%) Open Source
11 14 (25.00%) Degree
12 13 (23.21%) Confluence
12 13 (23.21%) Functional Testing
13 12 (21.43%) SoapUI
13 12 (21.43%) Integration Testing
13 12 (21.43%) Atlassian
13 12 (21.43%) Spring
13 12 (21.43%) Maven
13 12 (21.43%) Web Services
13 12 (21.43%) JMeter
13 12 (21.43%) Scrum

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (23.21%) Confluence
2 11 (19.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) IaaS
1 3 (5.36%) PaaS
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) H.323
1 2 (3.57%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) Selenium
2 17 (30.36%) Cucumber
3 16 (28.57%) JIRA
4 15 (26.79%) WebDriver
5 12 (21.43%) JMeter
5 12 (21.43%) Maven
5 12 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 11 (19.64%) Ant
6 11 (19.64%) Gradle
6 11 (19.64%) Hudson
6 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
6 11 (19.64%) jMock
6 11 (19.64%) JUnit
7 5 (8.93%) Jasmine
7 5 (8.93%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.79%) Appium
9 1 (1.79%) Robotium
9 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.79%) Xcode
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.79%) Banking
2 1 (1.79%) Games
2 1 (1.79%) Publishing
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) REST
2 12 (21.43%) Spring
2 12 (21.43%) Web Services
3 11 (19.64%) Ajax
3 11 (19.64%) Hibernate
3 11 (19.64%) Java EE
3 11 (19.64%) JMS
3 11 (19.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (10.71%) HTML
4 6 (10.71%) Node.js
5 5 (8.93%) .NET
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (8.93%) HTML5
5 5 (8.93%) jQuery
6 4 (7.14%) XML
7 1 (1.79%) Behat
7 1 (1.79%) JSP
7 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
3 9 (16.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.79%) iPad
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.79%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Android
1 19 (33.93%) Apple iOS
2 11 (19.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 19 (33.93%) Automated Testing
4 18 (32.14%) TDD
5 16 (28.57%) BDD
6 14 (25.00%) Open Source
7 13 (23.21%) Functional Testing
8 12 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 12 (21.43%) Scrum
9 11 (19.64%) Black-Box Testing
9 11 (19.64%) Compatibility Testing
9 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (19.64%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (19.64%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
10 10 (17.86%) Defect Management
10 10 (17.86%) Mobile Application Development
10 10 (17.86%) Performance Testing
11 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (16.07%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) SQL
2 20 (35.71%) Java
3 11 (19.64%) Groovy
4 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.50%) Python
5 6 (10.71%) C#
5 6 (10.71%) Ruby
6 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.57%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.79%) Scala
8 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) ISEB
1 16 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 14 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) IRCA
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) EFQM
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Atlassian
2 10 (17.86%) Rally
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) EMC
4 1 (1.79%) hybris
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
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Axiom Software Solutions
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