The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Quality Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Engineer
Rank 633 598 596
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 10 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.022% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.023% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 6
Median daily rate £300 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
-37.10% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +69.76%

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Quality Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Quality Engineer in the job title.

Quality Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quality Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Quality Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Quality Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Quality Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Quality Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 9 £300 +30.43% 11
London +10 5 £363 +72.61% 4
South West - 2 - - 2
Scotland -19 1 - - 1
South East -20 1 £200 -47.71% 2
Fife - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £363 -
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £200 -
Manchester - 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 £200 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
North West - 1 £300 - 1

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Quality 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 featuring Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (85.71%) QA
2 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) ISO 9001
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) TickIT
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (14.29%) H.323
6 3 (14.29%) Python
6 3 (14.29%) C
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) Telepresence
6 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Change Control
7 2 (9.52%) V-Model
7 2 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Degree

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SAS
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) H.323
1 3 (14.29%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) Geb
2 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) PhantomJS
2 1 (4.76%) Spock
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Change Control
6 2 (9.52%) QMS
6 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
6 2 (9.52%) V-Model
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Open Source
7 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
1 3 (14.29%) Python
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) R
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) HNC
4 1 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (28.57%) ISO 9001
3 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (19.05%) TickIT
4 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (4.76%) Def Stans
4 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (4.76%) DO-178B
4 1 (4.76%) ISO13485
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) EMC
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Huawei
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Yoh
Rate: £26 - £32 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Huxley
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago