The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank - - 144
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £31.75
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
2668 3103 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.34% 95.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1719 1964 2079
Median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 224 182
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 West region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Groovy
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Xcode
4 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Appium
2 2 (40.00%) Protractor
2 2 (40.00%) Robotium
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Xcode
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Groovy
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA