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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 590 561 585
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 24 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.032% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.035% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 4
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£300 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £260 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £580 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 - £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 - £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £18.00

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 30 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 23 September 2014. 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 -13 19 £300 -29.41% 22
London +16 10 £300 -35.13% 2
South East -1 9 £300 - 6
Scotland - 5 £375 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £285 - 3
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £330 -
Aylesbury - 2 £315 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
High Wycombe - 1 £425 -
Hounslow - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £425 -
South West - - - - 6
Tyne and Wear - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Halifax - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bradford-on-Avon - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Doncaster - - - -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 31 (65.96%) QA
2 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.28%) ISO 9001
5 9 (19.15%) MS Office
5 9 (19.15%) Quality Management
6 8 (17.02%) CMMI
6 8 (17.02%) Java
6 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (17.02%) QMS
7 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.89%) Linux
8 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.77%) BDD
8 6 (12.77%) Node.js
9 5 (10.64%) Degree
9 5 (10.64%) Mocha
9 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
9 5 (10.64%) ISEB
9 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
9 5 (10.64%) Validation
9 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
9 5 (10.64%) Web Application Development
9 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
9 5 (10.64%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (8.51%) Windows 7

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (12.77%) Node.js
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) H.323
3 1 (2.13%) LDAP
3 1 (2.13%) SMTP
3 1 (2.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Mocha
1 5 (10.64%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Selenium
2 3 (6.38%) JUnit
2 3 (6.38%) NUnit
3 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.13%) Sahi
4 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.13%) JMeter
4 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.13%) Xcode
4 1 (2.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) WATIR
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Electronics
3 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
5 1 (2.13%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.38%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.13%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.13%) Mustache
4 1 (2.13%) Sass
4 1 (2.13%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Firmware
3 3 (6.38%) Statistics
3 3 (6.38%) SCADA
4 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
2 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) CentOS
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Quality Management
3 8 (17.02%) CMMI
3 8 (17.02%) QMS
4 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
5 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.77%) BDD
6 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
6 5 (10.64%) Web Application Development
6 5 (10.64%) Validation
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.38%) Product Management
8 3 (6.38%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.38%) Lean Six Sigma
8 3 (6.38%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) Java
2 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.51%) Perl
3 4 (8.51%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) C++
3 4 (8.51%) Python
4 3 (6.38%) C
4 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) VBA
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) HND
3 2 (4.26%) IRCA
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (65.96%) QA
2 10 (21.28%) ISO 9001
3 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (8.51%) ISO 9000
5 3 (6.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (6.38%) GAMP
6 2 (4.26%) ISO 14001
7 1 (2.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) NFS
2 1 (2.13%) Squid
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) qmail
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) NetApp
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) VMware
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