The table below looks at the statistics for the Quality 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 Quality Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Engineer
Rank 570 542 529
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 13 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.023% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.025% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
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£350 £310 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -34.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £268 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £463 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - £28.00

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Quality Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 30 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Quality Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -22 7 £400 +29.03% 54
London -5 5 £400 +25.00% 4
Scotland - 3 £265 - 1
City of London +10 1 £350 +9.37%
East of England 0 1 - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 24
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 5
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 6
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 6
Yorkshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quality 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 Quality Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (50.00%) QA
2 12 (30.00%) Java
3 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.00%) Linux
5 9 (22.50%) UNIX
6 8 (20.00%) Python
7 7 (17.50%) C++
7 7 (17.50%) Finance
7 7 (17.50%) Degree
7 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
8 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.00%) Product Management
8 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.50%) Mocha
9 5 (12.50%) Node.js
9 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
9 5 (12.50%) Web Application Development
9 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 5 (12.50%) Change Management
9 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 4 (10.00%) Perl
10 4 (10.00%) PHP
10 4 (10.00%) Windows
10 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.00%) Scrum

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quality 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 Quality Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) PBX
2 2 (5.00%) VoIP
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) BGP
2 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (5.00%) IGRP
2 2 (5.00%) OSPF
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.50%) 2G
3 1 (2.50%) H.323
3 1 (2.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
1 5 (12.50%) Mocha
2 2 (5.00%) JMeter
2 2 (5.00%) Xcode
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.50%) TestNG
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.50%) JUnit
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.00%) Italian Language
4 2 (5.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.50%) Games
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.50%) JAXB
2 3 (7.50%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) DOM
3 2 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (5.00%) iOS SDK
3 2 (5.00%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.50%) Statistics
4 3 (7.50%) SCADA
5 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income
5 2 (5.00%) Equities
5 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.00%) IVR
5 2 (5.00%) Derivative
6 1 (2.50%) Online Games
6 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) UNIX
3 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 4 (10.00%) Windows
5 3 (7.50%) CoreOS
6 2 (5.00%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (15.00%) Product Management
3 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (12.50%) Web Application Development
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Scrum
4 4 (10.00%) DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) PDCA
5 3 (7.50%) Build Automation
5 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (7.50%) Validation
5 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) Python
3 7 (17.50%) C++
4 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) Perl
5 4 (10.00%) PHP
6 3 (7.50%) SQL
6 3 (7.50%) C
7 2 (5.00%) C#
7 2 (5.00%) VBA
8 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (7.50%) GAMP
3 1 (2.50%) TickIT
3 1 (2.50%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
1 3 (7.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Huawei
3 1 (2.50%) NCR
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
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