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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 599 567 572
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 17 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.035% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.037% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £580 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.31% +101.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-39.31% +101.38%

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
51713 48167 48748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.71% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32673 29142 27386
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2096 2586
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 24 November 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 24 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -27 11 £300 -33.33% 30
Scotland - 5 £240 - 2
London +6 4 £300 -48.27% 4
South East -30 4 £315 - 6
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £315 -
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
West Midlands - 2 £250 - 8
East of England -12 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 3
Essex - - - -
Fife - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nantwich - - - -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 26 (63.41%) QA
2 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
4 8 (19.51%) ISO 9001
4 8 (19.51%) Java
4 8 (19.51%) Quality Management
4 8 (19.51%) CMMI
4 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (19.51%) QMS
5 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.07%) MS Office
5 7 (17.07%) Linux
6 6 (14.63%) Python
6 6 (14.63%) Windows
6 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
6 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.20%) Mocha
7 5 (12.20%) Node.js
7 5 (12.20%) Web Application Development
7 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
7 5 (12.20%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (12.20%) Validation
7 5 (12.20%) Change Management
7 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
7 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.20%) C++
7 5 (12.20%) ISEB
8 4 (9.76%) UNIX
8 4 (9.76%) Perl

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (12.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.32%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.44%) ATM
2 1 (2.44%) H.323
2 1 (2.44%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
1 2 (4.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Mocha
1 5 (12.20%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.88%) JMeter
2 2 (4.88%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) TestNG
3 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) German Language
3 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Statistics
2 3 (7.32%) SCADA
3 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.44%) Online Games
4 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) UNIX
4 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) Quality Management
2 8 (19.51%) CMMI
2 8 (19.51%) QMS
3 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
4 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.20%) Change Management
5 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Validation
5 5 (12.20%) Web Application Development
6 4 (9.76%) DevOps
6 4 (9.76%) Scrum
6 4 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.32%) Six Sigma
7 3 (7.32%) Benchmarking
7 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) Python
3 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) C++
4 4 (9.76%) Perl
4 4 (9.76%) PHP
4 4 (9.76%) C
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 2 (4.88%) VBA
6 2 (4.88%) C#
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (63.41%) QA
2 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (19.51%) ISO 9001
3 3 (7.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (7.32%) GAMP
4 1 (2.44%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.44%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Firmware
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) HP
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) NCR
3 1 (2.44%) Huawei
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