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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Engineer
UK
Rank 565 605 605
Rank change year-on-year
+40 0
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 31 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.025% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.027% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Median daily rate £200 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +39.70%

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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 25 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +62 31 £200 -42.85% 15
South East +14 8 - - 5
London +12 7 £450 - 5
West Midlands +10 7 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 £175 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
West Sussex - 3 - -
Worthing - 3 - -
Oxfordshire -2 2 - - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £188 - 1
Oxford - 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 - - 1
Reading +8 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 49 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (76.19%) QA
3 42 (66.67%) Selenium
4 40 (63.49%) Cucumber
5 35 (55.56%) TDD
5 35 (55.56%) Automation Testing
5 35 (55.56%) Test Automation
6 33 (52.38%) Test Scripting
6 33 (52.38%) Jenkins
7 32 (50.79%) Web Testing
7 32 (50.79%) RSpec
7 32 (50.79%) WebDriver
8 31 (49.21%) JSON
8 31 (49.21%) Scala
8 31 (49.21%) Automated Testing
8 31 (49.21%) JUnit
9 29 (46.03%) Games
9 29 (46.03%) Defect Tracking
10 28 (44.44%) User Stories
10 28 (44.44%) WCAG
11 12 (19.05%) C++
12 9 (14.29%) Finance
13 7 (11.11%) Java
14 6 (9.52%) C
14 6 (9.52%) Automotive
14 6 (9.52%) Banking
14 6 (9.52%) IEC 61508
14 6 (9.52%) ISO26262
14 6 (9.52%) Coaching
15 5 (7.94%) Unreal Engine

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 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Q-Pulse
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 42 (66.67%) Selenium
2 40 (63.49%) Cucumber
3 33 (52.38%) Jenkins
4 32 (50.79%) RSpec
4 32 (50.79%) WebDriver
5 31 (49.21%) JUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Appium
6 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.59%) Calabash
6 1 (1.59%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) JMeter
6 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (46.03%) Games
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (9.52%) Automotive
3 6 (9.52%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Back Office
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.59%) Front Office
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (49.21%) JSON
2 5 (7.94%) Unreal Engine
3 4 (6.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (6.35%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (4.76%) HTML
4 3 (4.76%) HTML5
5 2 (3.17%) Node.js
6 1 (1.59%) .NET
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.59%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (1.59%) Derivative
3 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.59%) Equities
3 1 (1.59%) Fintech
3 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (55.56%) Automation Testing
2 35 (55.56%) TDD
2 35 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 33 (52.38%) Test Scripting
4 32 (50.79%) Web Testing
5 31 (49.21%) Automated Testing
6 29 (46.03%) Defect Tracking
7 28 (44.44%) User Stories
8 6 (9.52%) Coaching
9 5 (7.94%) BDD
9 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.94%) Functional Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (4.76%) QMS
11 3 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (49.21%) Scala
2 12 (19.05%) C++
3 7 (11.11%) Java
4 6 (9.52%) C
5 5 (7.94%) C#
6 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.17%) Ruby
7 2 (3.17%) SQL
8 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) CSQA
2 1 (1.59%) IRCA
2 1 (1.59%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (76.19%) QA
2 28 (44.44%) WCAG
3 6 (9.52%) IEC 61508
3 6 (9.52%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.59%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.59%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.17%) HP
1 2 (3.17%) SAP
2 1 (1.59%) IBM
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.59%) NCR
Wimborne, Dorset
LA International
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Fife
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 6 days ago
Northern Ireland
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago