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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 251 271 236
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -35
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 16 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.041% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.043% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
Median daily rate £310 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £363 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £335 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.85% -7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £21.00
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
8239 9282 8817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.99% 94.82% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4982 5593 4875
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 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 427 432
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 - 8 £318 -
Hampshire +3 3 £250 -31.50% 1
Surrey - 3 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 £285 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 37 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (59.46%) Selenium
4 19 (51.35%) Java
5 17 (45.95%) TDD
6 14 (37.84%) WebDriver
6 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
7 13 (35.14%) REST
7 13 (35.14%) Degree
7 13 (35.14%) Regression Testing
8 12 (32.43%) JIRA
8 12 (32.43%) BDD
9 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
9 11 (29.73%) ISEB
9 11 (29.73%) Functional Testing
10 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
10 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
10 10 (27.03%) User Stories
10 10 (27.03%) SQL
10 10 (27.03%) JMeter
10 10 (27.03%) Spring
10 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
10 10 (27.03%) Atlassian
10 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
10 10 (27.03%) Confluence
11 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
11 9 (24.32%) Compatibility Testing
11 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
11 9 (24.32%) Maven
11 9 (24.32%) Finance

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 (27.03%) Confluence
2 8 (21.62%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) Selenium
2 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
2 14 (37.84%) WebDriver
3 12 (32.43%) JIRA
4 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
4 10 (27.03%) JMeter
4 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
5 9 (24.32%) JUnit
5 9 (24.32%) Maven
6 8 (21.62%) Ant
6 8 (21.62%) Gradle
6 8 (21.62%) Hudson
6 8 (21.62%) jMock
7 5 (13.51%) Jasmine
7 5 (13.51%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.70%) Robotium
9 1 (2.70%) RSpec
9 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) REST
2 10 (27.03%) Spring
3 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
3 9 (24.32%) Web Services
4 8 (21.62%) Ajax
4 8 (21.62%) Java EE
4 8 (21.62%) JMS
4 8 (21.62%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (16.22%) .NET
5 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
5 6 (16.22%) HTML
6 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
6 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (13.51%) HTML5
6 5 (13.51%) jQuery
6 5 (13.51%) Node.js
7 4 (10.81%) XML
8 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.70%) JSP
8 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
1 9 (24.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Smart Energy
3 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.70%) STB
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Android
2 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) TDD
3 13 (35.14%) Regression Testing
4 12 (32.43%) BDD
5 11 (29.73%) Functional Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
6 10 (27.03%) User Stories
7 9 (24.32%) Compatibility Testing
7 9 (24.32%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
8 8 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (21.62%) Domain-Driven Design
8 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
10 6 (16.22%) Scrum
11 5 (13.51%) Open Source
11 5 (13.51%) QA Automation
12 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 8 (21.62%) Groovy
4 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.22%) C#
6 3 (8.11%) Python
6 3 (8.11%) Ruby
6 3 (8.11%) Scala
7 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Degree
2 11 (29.73%) ISEB
2 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) IRCA
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) EFQM
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) WCAG
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Atlassian
2 8 (21.62%) Rally
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
4 1 (2.70%) hybris
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat