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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 251 264 220
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -44
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.084% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.089% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 24
Median daily rate £350 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £334 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
- +1.08%
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
8661 9039 8527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.06% 94.63% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5213 5053 4667
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 £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 437 468
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
East Sussex - 10 £350 -
West Sussex -19 7 £375 +9.09%
Hampshire +1 1 £425 +21.42% 4
Surrey - 1 £200 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £188 - 2
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 54 (100.00%) QA
2 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.74%) Selenium
4 21 (38.89%) SQL
5 20 (37.04%) Automated Testing
6 18 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 18 (33.33%) Android
6 18 (33.33%) Apple iOS
7 17 (31.48%) REST
8 16 (29.63%) Mobile App
9 14 (25.93%) Scrum
9 14 (25.93%) Open Source
10 13 (24.07%) Cucumber
10 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
10 13 (24.07%) ISEB
11 12 (22.22%) TDD
11 12 (22.22%) JIRA
12 11 (20.37%) BDD
12 11 (20.37%) Java
12 11 (20.37%) Black-Box Testing
13 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
13 10 (18.52%) Mobile Application Development
13 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
13 10 (18.52%) C#
13 10 (18.52%) HTML
13 10 (18.52%) .NET
13 10 (18.52%) Linux
13 10 (18.52%) Confluence
13 10 (18.52%) Node.js
13 10 (18.52%) Functional Testing

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 10 (18.52%) Confluence
1 10 (18.52%) Node.js
2 8 (14.81%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) IaaS
1 3 (5.56%) PaaS
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) H.323
1 4 (7.41%) Telepresence
2 2 (3.70%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 22 (40.74%) Selenium
2 13 (24.07%) Cucumber
3 12 (22.22%) JIRA
4 9 (16.67%) Jasmine
4 9 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 9 (16.67%) Maven
4 9 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 8 (14.81%) Ant
5 8 (14.81%) Gradle
5 8 (14.81%) Hudson
5 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
5 8 (14.81%) JMeter
5 8 (14.81%) jMock
5 8 (14.81%) JUnit
6 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Back Office
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) REST
2 10 (18.52%) .NET
2 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework
2 10 (18.52%) HTML
3 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (16.67%) HTML5
3 9 (16.67%) jQuery
3 9 (16.67%) Spring
3 9 (16.67%) Web Services
4 8 (14.81%) Ajax
4 8 (14.81%) Hibernate
4 8 (14.81%) Java EE
4 8 (14.81%) JMS
4 8 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.85%) Behat
5 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.85%) JSP
5 1 (1.85%) SOAP
5 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.96%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Android
1 18 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 10 (18.52%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) Automated Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 14 (25.93%) Open Source
4 14 (25.93%) Scrum
5 12 (22.22%) TDD
6 11 (20.37%) BDD
6 11 (20.37%) Black-Box Testing
7 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
7 10 (18.52%) Functional Testing
7 10 (18.52%) Mobile Application Development
8 8 (14.81%) Compatibility Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
8 8 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 8 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
9 7 (12.96%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) Java
3 10 (18.52%) C#
3 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.67%) Python
5 8 (14.81%) Groovy
6 5 (9.26%) Ruby
7 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) ISEB
1 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.96%) Degree
3 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 7 (12.96%) Rally
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) EMC
4 1 (1.85%) hybris