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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Engineer
Rank 583 637 621
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 37 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.036% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.038% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 12
Median daily rate £340 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £348 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £465 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £413 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.57% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £46.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.50 -

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 23 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 3 December 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 +30 37 £340 -17.57% 6
North East - 14 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £340 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £340 -
West Midlands -3 6 - -
London -10 6 £478 +0.52% 3
South East +24 5 £350 +14.75% 2
West Sussex +18 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Telford - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Worthing - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £258 -
East Midlands - 2 £258 -
Hampshire +22 1 £350 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £258 -
City of London - 1 £550 - 2
Fareham - 1 £350 -
Leicester - 1 £258 -
Nottingham - 1 £258 -

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 53 (92.98%) QA
2 44 (77.19%) Selenium
3 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (73.68%) Cucumber
4 38 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 38 (66.67%) Automation Testing
5 33 (57.89%) TDD
5 33 (57.89%) Test Automation
5 33 (57.89%) WebDriver
6 31 (54.39%) Scala
6 31 (54.39%) JUnit
7 30 (52.63%) RSpec
7 30 (52.63%) JSON
8 29 (50.88%) Automated Testing
8 29 (50.88%) Web Testing
8 29 (50.88%) Test Scripting
9 28 (49.12%) Defect Tracking
10 27 (47.37%) User Stories
11 26 (45.61%) Games
12 24 (42.11%) WCAG
13 11 (19.30%) Java
14 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
16 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
16 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
17 7 (12.28%) Process Improvement
17 7 (12.28%) Coaching
17 7 (12.28%) Scrum
17 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
17 7 (12.28%) HTML

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 2 (3.51%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (77.19%) Selenium
2 42 (73.68%) Cucumber
3 38 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 33 (57.89%) WebDriver
5 31 (54.39%) JUnit
6 30 (52.63%) RSpec
7 5 (8.77%) Appium
8 3 (5.26%) JIRA
8 3 (5.26%) Maven
9 2 (3.51%) Ant
9 2 (3.51%) JMeter
9 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.75%) Gradle
10 1 (1.75%) Hudson
10 1 (1.75%) JBehave
10 1 (1.75%) jMock
10 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 26 (45.61%) Games
2 6 (10.53%) Publishing
3 5 (8.77%) Finance
4 3 (5.26%) Automotive
5 2 (3.51%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.51%) Back Office
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Front Office
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (52.63%) JSON
2 7 (12.28%) HTML
3 6 (10.53%) HTML5
3 6 (10.53%) Node.js
4 3 (5.26%) .NET
4 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.51%) Web Services
6 1 (1.75%) Ajax
6 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.75%) Java EE
6 1 (1.75%) JMS
6 1 (1.75%) REST
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.75%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) Spring
6 1 (1.75%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (1.75%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.75%) Equities
3 1 (1.75%) Fintech
3 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 33 (57.89%) TDD
3 33 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 29 (50.88%) Automated Testing
4 29 (50.88%) Test Scripting
4 29 (50.88%) Web Testing
5 28 (49.12%) Defect Tracking
6 27 (47.37%) User Stories
7 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
9 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (12.28%) Coaching
10 7 (12.28%) Process Improvement
10 7 (12.28%) Scrum
11 5 (8.77%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (8.77%) Front End Development
11 5 (8.77%) IT Audit
12 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (7.02%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) Scala
2 11 (19.30%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) C++
5 3 (5.26%) C
5 3 (5.26%) Ruby
5 3 (5.26%) SQL
6 2 (3.51%) Groovy
7 1 (1.75%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) R
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) IRCA
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (92.98%) QA
2 24 (42.11%) WCAG
3 3 (5.26%) IEC 61508
3 3 (5.26%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.75%) EFQM
4 1 (1.75%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.75%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) HP
2 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.75%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (1.75%) IBM
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle
2 1 (1.75%) SAP
2 1 (1.75%) Talend