The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 583 547 524
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -23
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 47 69 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 55
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£370 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer within the UK.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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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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
England -31 46 £370 +2.06% 70
London -28 23 £400 +10.34% 28
North West - 7 £275 - 4
City of London +14 5 £400 -8.57% 4
East of England +6 5 £370 +18.40% 7
South East -22 5 £364 -14.41% 16
Manchester - 5 £275 - 3
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £370 +34.54% 3
Cambridge -3 4 £370 +34.54% 3
Hampshire -6 3 £365 +28.07% 3
Basingstoke - 3 £365 -
Bromley - 3 £400 -
Nottingham - 2 - - 2
Leeds - 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Liverpool - 2 £105 -
Merseyside - 2 £105 -
Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 3
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Bristol -3 1 £425 +9.67% 2
Berkshire -4 1 - - 2
Reading -5 1 - - 1
South West -10 1 £425 +13.33% 4
Oxfordshire - 1 £175 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 3
Essex - 1 £200 -
Hammersmith - 1 £330 -
Oxford - 1 £175 -

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 64 (63.37%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (56.44%) Selenium
4 50 (49.50%) Java
5 41 (40.59%) Test Automation
6 33 (32.67%) Cucumber
7 32 (31.68%) BDD
7 32 (31.68%) Scrum
8 27 (26.73%) TDD
8 27 (26.73%) WebDriver
9 25 (24.75%) SQL
10 22 (21.78%) Regression Testing
11 21 (20.79%) Performance Testing
12 18 (17.82%) Ruby
12 18 (17.82%) C#
13 17 (16.83%) Automated Testing
14 16 (15.84%) HTML
14 16 (15.84%) JavaScript
15 15 (14.85%) SoapUI
16 14 (13.86%) JBehave
16 14 (13.86%) JIRA
16 14 (13.86%) Kanban
17 13 (12.87%) Finance
17 13 (12.87%) SOAP
17 13 (12.87%) Test Scripting
18 12 (11.88%) Web Services
18 12 (11.88%) .NET
18 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
18 12 (11.88%) E-Commerce
19 11 (10.89%) Python

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (3.96%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.99%) Drupal
3 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.99%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) Maya
2 2 (1.98%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.98%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.98%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (1.98%) MODO
2 2 (1.98%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.97%) SaaS
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.99%) GitHub
4 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.99%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) MySQL
3 5 (4.95%) DB2
4 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (56.44%) Selenium
2 33 (32.67%) Cucumber
3 27 (26.73%) WebDriver
4 15 (14.85%) SoapUI
5 14 (13.86%) JBehave
5 14 (13.86%) JIRA
6 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.92%) LoadRunner
7 8 (7.92%) JMeter
7 8 (7.92%) Appium
8 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
9 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (4.95%) Subversion
10 5 (4.95%) TestComplete
10 5 (4.95%) Calabash
11 4 (3.96%) Jasmine
11 4 (3.96%) Capybara
11 4 (3.96%) WATIR
11 4 (3.96%) Maven
11 4 (3.96%) JUnit
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Games
3 6 (5.94%) Retail
4 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.96%) Marketing
5 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.97%) Electronics
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
6 2 (1.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.99%) Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Back Office
7 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) HTML
2 13 (12.87%) SOAP
3 12 (11.88%) Web Services
3 12 (11.88%) .NET
4 8 (7.92%) HTML5
5 7 (6.93%) XML
6 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.95%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.96%) REST
7 4 (3.96%) CSS3
7 4 (3.96%) CSS
7 4 (3.96%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (3.96%) jQuery
8 3 (2.97%) RESTful
9 2 (1.98%) Spring MVC
9 2 (1.98%) Spring
9 2 (1.98%) JSON
9 2 (1.98%) J2EE
9 2 (1.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.96%) AS400
3 4 (3.96%) Online Games
3 4 (3.96%) iSeries
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) DTV
5 2 (1.98%) Wiki
5 2 (1.98%) Blog
5 2 (1.98%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.98%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Handset
6 1 (0.99%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.99%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) Linux
1 9 (8.91%) Android
1 9 (8.91%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.96%) UNIX
3 2 (1.98%) Windows
4 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (63.37%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (40.59%) Test Automation
3 32 (31.68%) BDD
3 32 (31.68%) Scrum
4 27 (26.73%) TDD
5 22 (21.78%) Regression Testing
6 21 (20.79%) Performance Testing
7 17 (16.83%) Automated Testing
8 14 (13.86%) Kanban
9 13 (12.87%) Test Scripting
10 12 (11.88%) E-Commerce
11 11 (10.89%) Automation Testing
12 10 (9.90%) Manual Testing
13 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (8.91%) SDLC
13 9 (8.91%) Software Testing
14 8 (7.92%) Software Engineering
14 8 (7.92%) Integration Testing
15 7 (6.93%) Release Management
16 6 (5.94%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (49.50%) Java
2 25 (24.75%) SQL
3 18 (17.82%) C#
3 18 (17.82%) Ruby
4 16 (15.84%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.89%) Python
6 10 (9.90%) PHP
7 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.98%) Groovy
7 2 (1.98%) Perl
7 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.99%) VB
8 1 (0.99%) VBA
8 1 (0.99%) C
8 1 (0.99%) Scala
8 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) ISEB
3 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.99%) MCITP
5 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle
3 4 (3.96%) IBM
3 4 (3.96%) Telerik
3 4 (3.96%) Endeca
3 4 (3.96%) Google
3 4 (3.96%) Coremetrics
4 3 (2.97%) SAP
4 3 (2.97%) HP
5 2 (1.98%) VMware
6 1 (0.99%) Sybase
6 1 (0.99%) Vertica
6 1 (0.99%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.99%) SOASTA, Inc
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