The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 134 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.043% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.045% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £284 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3028 2207 3325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.26% 94.08% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1839 1304 1930
Average daily rate £350 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 149 239
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.73% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the South West region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the South West region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -15 5 £325 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) JUnit
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 2 (18.18%) JBehave
6 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (9.09%) eggPlant
7 1 (9.09%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) Hudson
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 1 (9.09%) Perl

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) SMTP
1 1 (9.09%) SNMP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 3 (27.27%) JUnit
4 2 (18.18%) JBehave
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) eggPlant
5 1 (9.09%) Hudson
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) WATIR
5 1 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) NFS
1 1 (9.09%) Squid
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) qmail
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) NetApp
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
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