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 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 560 511 511
Rank change year-on-year
-49 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 51 82 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 69 58
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£363 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £236 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £511 £475
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 - - -

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £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

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 28 July 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 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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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 -58 49 £356 -5.00% 55
London -22 27 £388 +1.97% 24
City of London -15 6 £375 -14.28% 5
South East -24 6 £363 - 15
North West -18 4 £275 -15.38% 5
Manchester - 4 £275 - 2
Hampshire -2 3 £365 +28.07% 4
South West -3 3 £425 +6.25% 2
East of England -4 3 £210 -40.00% 5
Bristol -7 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Basingstoke - 3 £365 -
Leeds - 3 £275 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 2
East Midlands -1 2 - -
Cambridge -6 2 £210 -20.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -9 2 £210 -20.00% 2
Nottingham -9 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -12 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £344 - 1
Bromley - 2 £400 - 2
Crawley - 2 £344 -
Edinburgh - 2 £500 - 2
Scotland - 2 £500 - 3
Berkshire +3 1 - - 3
Reading -4 1 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £335 - 2
Essex - 1 £200 -
Colchester - 1 £200 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 - 2

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 116 (100.00%) QA
2 69 (59.48%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (51.72%) Selenium
4 47 (40.52%) Java
5 42 (36.21%) Test Automation
6 41 (35.34%) Cucumber
7 37 (31.90%) Scrum
8 36 (31.03%) BDD
9 33 (28.45%) SQL
10 32 (27.59%) WebDriver
11 29 (25.00%) TDD
12 23 (19.83%) Ruby
13 22 (18.97%) C#
14 21 (18.10%) Automated Testing
15 19 (16.38%) Regression Testing
16 17 (14.66%) Performance Testing
17 16 (13.79%) Manual Testing
18 15 (12.93%) SoapUI
18 15 (12.93%) SOAP
19 14 (12.07%) Finance
19 14 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (12.07%) Test Scripting
20 13 (11.21%) Kanban
20 13 (11.21%) Web Services
20 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
20 13 (11.21%) Python
21 12 (10.34%) E-Commerce
21 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
21 12 (10.34%) JIRA
21 12 (10.34%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (2.59%) CMS
1 3 (2.59%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.72%) Confluence
3 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) Maya
2 2 (1.72%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.72%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (1.72%) MODO
2 2 (1.72%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.86%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.17%) GitHub
2 3 (2.59%) SaaS
2 3 (2.59%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.90%) MySQL
3 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.59%) DB2
4 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.86%) Big Data
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 60 (51.72%) Selenium
2 41 (35.34%) Cucumber
3 32 (27.59%) WebDriver
4 15 (12.93%) SoapUI
5 12 (10.34%) JIRA
6 11 (9.48%) RSpec
6 11 (9.48%) JBehave
7 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
7 8 (6.90%) Jenkins
8 7 (6.03%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.17%) Subversion
9 6 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (4.31%) Maven
10 5 (4.31%) WATIR
10 5 (4.31%) Calabash
11 4 (3.45%) Capybara
11 4 (3.45%) Appium
11 4 (3.45%) HP UFT
11 4 (3.45%) JMeter
11 4 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Games
3 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.31%) Retail
3 5 (4.31%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.31%) Marketing
4 4 (3.45%) Electronics
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Back Office
6 1 (0.86%) Automotive
6 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.93%) SOAP
2 13 (11.21%) Web Services
3 11 (9.48%) .NET
4 10 (8.62%) HTML
5 8 (6.90%) XML
6 6 (5.17%) RESTful
6 6 (5.17%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.31%) HTML5
7 5 (4.31%) JSON
8 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.45%) REST
9 3 (2.59%) WPF
9 3 (2.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (2.59%) J2EE
9 3 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.72%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.86%) Spring
11 1 (0.86%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.86%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.86%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.45%) DTV
3 4 (3.45%) Online Games
3 4 (3.45%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.59%) iSeries
4 3 (2.59%) AS400
5 2 (1.72%) Derivative
5 2 (1.72%) Blog
5 2 (1.72%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.86%) Wiki
6 1 (0.86%) Handset
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.62%) Linux
2 7 (6.03%) Android
2 7 (6.03%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (0.86%) Windows
4 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (59.48%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.21%) Test Automation
3 37 (31.90%) Scrum
4 36 (31.03%) BDD
5 29 (25.00%) TDD
6 21 (18.10%) Automated Testing
7 19 (16.38%) Regression Testing
8 17 (14.66%) Performance Testing
9 16 (13.79%) Manual Testing
10 14 (12.07%) Test Scripting
10 14 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (11.21%) Kanban
12 12 (10.34%) Automation Testing
12 12 (10.34%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.76%) Software Testing
14 8 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 8 (6.90%) OOP
15 7 (6.03%) SDLC
15 7 (6.03%) Integration Testing
16 6 (5.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.52%) Java
2 33 (28.45%) SQL
3 23 (19.83%) Ruby
4 22 (18.97%) C#
5 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.21%) Python
6 8 (6.90%) PHP
7 3 (2.59%) Perl
8 2 (1.72%) C++
8 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.72%) Groovy
9 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.86%) XPath
9 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.86%) VB
9 1 (0.86%) VBA
9 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.90%) Degree
2 6 (5.17%) ISEB
3 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.86%) MCITP
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.90%) Oracle
3 5 (4.31%) Telerik
4 4 (3.45%) SAP
4 4 (3.45%) HP
5 3 (2.59%) IBM
5 3 (2.59%) Endeca
5 3 (2.59%) Google
5 3 (2.59%) Coremetrics
6 2 (1.72%) VMware
7 1 (0.86%) CA
7 1 (0.86%) hybris
7 1 (0.86%) Vertica
7 1 (0.86%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.86%) SOASTA, Inc
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