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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Engineer
Rank 611 568 579
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 13 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.047% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.051% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
Average daily rate
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£335 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £285 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-21.17% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £26.75 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
+24.41% -

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
53473 51353 48123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33986 31093 28245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
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 1969 2035 2149
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
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 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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
Top 18 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 5 August 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 -19 10 £383 -10.00% 24
South East -21 5 £383 -10.00% 3
East of England - 4 £200 - 2
Berkshire +2 3 £383 -10.00% 1
Scotland 0 3 £275 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 2
Cambridge - 3 - - 2
Hampshire -4 2 £288 +0.87% 2
Reading -7 2 £383 -10.00%
Havant - 2 £288 -
Edinburgh - 2 £275 - 1
Inverness +2 1 - -
Highlands +1 1 - -
Essex - 1 £200 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £200 -
North West - 1 - - 4

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) ISO 9001
3 5 (20.00%) UNIX
3 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) QA
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 4 (16.00%) Linux
5 3 (12.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) Ant
5 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (12.00%) DTV
5 3 (12.00%) Android
5 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (12.00%) BDD
5 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (12.00%) Hudson
5 3 (12.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.00%) STB
5 3 (12.00%) Maven
5 3 (12.00%) Broadband

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Broadband
2 2 (8.00%) 3G
2 2 (8.00%) 2G
2 2 (8.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Ant
1 3 (12.00%) Xcode
1 3 (12.00%) Maven
1 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (12.00%) Hudson
1 3 (12.00%) Gradle
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.00%) Calabash
1 3 (12.00%) Appium
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) JUnit
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) DOM
2 2 (8.00%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) DTV
1 3 (12.00%) STB
1 3 (12.00%) IPTV
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) UNIX
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Android
3 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Android Development
4 3 (12.00%) iOS Development
4 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.00%) TDD
4 3 (12.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Open Source
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) CMMI
5 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Python
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO 9001
2 5 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Dell
1 1 (4.00%) NEC
1 1 (4.00%) Twitter
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