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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 248 257 224
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -33
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 25 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.10% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.11% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 24
Median daily rate £394 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £335 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
9184 9388 8744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.24% 94.32% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5566 5157 4802
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 £225 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 483
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 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 4 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
West Sussex -11 10 £425 +23.63%
East Sussex - 6 £350 - 2
Hampshire +2 4 £450 +28.57% 3
Berkshire +4 2 - - 2
Surrey - 2 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £188 - 1
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 60 (100.00%) QA
2 36 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (46.67%) SQL
4 25 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 25 (41.67%) Android
4 25 (41.67%) Apple iOS
5 23 (38.33%) Mobile App
6 22 (36.67%) Selenium
7 20 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 17 (28.33%) Open Source
9 16 (26.67%) REST
9 16 (26.67%) Black-Box Testing
10 14 (23.33%) Mobile Application Development
11 13 (21.67%) Scrum
12 12 (20.00%) Defect Management
12 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
13 11 (18.33%) .NET Framework
13 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
13 11 (18.33%) TDD
13 11 (18.33%) ISEB
13 11 (18.33%) .NET
13 11 (18.33%) C#
13 11 (18.33%) HTML
13 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
13 11 (18.33%) Node.js
14 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (16.67%) Java
14 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 10 (16.67%) Linux

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 11 (18.33%) Node.js
2 6 (10.00%) Confluence
2 6 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) IaaS
1 3 (5.00%) PaaS
1 3 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) H.323
1 4 (6.67%) Telepresence
2 2 (3.33%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 22 (36.67%) Selenium
2 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 10 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 8 (13.33%) JIRA
4 8 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 7 (11.67%) Maven
6 6 (10.00%) Ant
6 6 (10.00%) Gradle
6 6 (10.00%) Hudson
6 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.00%) JMeter
6 6 (10.00%) jMock
6 6 (10.00%) JUnit
7 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Back Office
2 1 (1.67%) Banking
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) REST
2 11 (18.33%) .NET
2 11 (18.33%) .NET Framework
2 11 (18.33%) HTML
3 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (16.67%) HTML5
3 10 (16.67%) jQuery
4 8 (13.33%) Web Services
5 7 (11.67%) Spring
6 6 (10.00%) Ajax
6 6 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 6 (10.00%) Java EE
6 6 (10.00%) JMS
6 6 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (3.33%) SOAP
7 2 (3.33%) XML
8 1 (1.67%) Behat
8 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.67%) iPad
6 1 (1.67%) NHS
6 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (41.67%) Android
1 25 (41.67%) Apple iOS
2 10 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 20 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 17 (28.33%) Open Source
5 16 (26.67%) Black-Box Testing
6 14 (23.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 13 (21.67%) Scrum
8 12 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 11 (18.33%) TDD
10 10 (16.67%) BDD
10 10 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 9 (15.00%) E-Commerce
12 8 (13.33%) Functional Testing
13 7 (11.67%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
14 6 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
14 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
14 6 (10.00%) Integration Testing
14 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) C#
2 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.67%) Java
4 9 (15.00%) Python
5 6 (10.00%) Groovy
6 5 (8.33%) Ruby
7 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) ISEB
1 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.33%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Atlassian
1 5 (8.33%) Rally
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) EMC
3 1 (1.67%) hybris
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