The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 137 134 112
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.094% 0.23% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.25% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
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£425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3009 2827 2023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.88% 93.21% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1918 1858 1253
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 166 136
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
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 28 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 3 £425 +6.25% 2
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) DTV
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Electronics
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) NUnit
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Behat
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (20.00%) PhpStorm
3 1 (20.00%) GitLab
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) MSTest
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP