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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
England / South East
Rank 222 215 256
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +41
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 14 37 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.43% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.46% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 3
Median daily rate £314 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-15.51% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
7134 8104 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.43% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 4931 4801
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 383 421
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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
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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £290 - 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £344 - 2
West Sussex -26 3 - - 2
Kent +2 1 - -
QA Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (80.00%) Selenium
3 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (56.67%) Java
5 13 (43.33%) Cucumber
6 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (36.67%) Automated Testing
7 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
8 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 10 (33.33%) TDD
9 9 (30.00%) Finance
9 9 (30.00%) Regression Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Automation Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Web Testing
10 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
10 8 (26.67%) QA Automation
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
11 7 (23.33%) JIRA
11 7 (23.33%) User Stories
12 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
12 6 (20.00%) BDD
12 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (20.00%) XML
13 5 (16.67%) JUnit
13 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
13 5 (16.67%) WCAG
13 5 (16.67%) JSON
13 5 (16.67%) Games
13 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (16.67%) Manual 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 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 24 (80.00%) Selenium
2 13 (43.33%) Cucumber
3 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
4 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 7 (23.33%) JIRA
6 5 (16.67%) JUnit
6 5 (16.67%) RSpec
7 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.33%) Appium
9 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
9 1 (3.33%) Calabash
9 1 (3.33%) IntelliJ
9 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
9 1 (3.33%) JMeter
9 1 (3.33%) LabVIEW
9 1 (3.33%) Mocha
9 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Games
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (16.67%) JSON
3 4 (13.33%) SOAP
4 3 (10.00%) REST
4 3 (10.00%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.67%) J2EE
5 2 (6.67%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) .NET
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.33%) Chai
6 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (36.67%) Automated Testing
4 10 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Web Testing
6 8 (26.67%) QA Automation
6 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (23.33%) User Stories
8 6 (20.00%) BDD
8 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.33%) API Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
11 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 5 (16.67%) Scala
4 2 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
5 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) IRCA
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (16.67%) WCAG
3 3 (10.00%) SDET
4 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £230 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago