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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Engineer
Rank 622 658 622
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 27 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.021% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.022% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 10
Median daily rate £373 £441 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +47.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £255 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +34.88%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 19 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 25 September 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 +40 27 £373 -15.58% 11
South East +24 8 £163 -57.51% 4
North East - 8 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £300 -
London +7 7 £538 +7.50% 2
West Sussex +6 5 £306 -
Leeds - 4 £385 -
Yorkshire - 4 £385 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £385 - 1
Burgess Hill - 3 £163 -
Hampshire - 3 £160 - 2
West Midlands - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
City of London +16 1 £360 -28.00%
Worthing - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £155 -
Fareham - 1 £350 -

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 38 (97.44%) QA
2 28 (71.79%) Selenium
3 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (64.10%) Cucumber
4 23 (58.97%) Jenkins
5 20 (51.28%) Automation Testing
6 19 (48.72%) WebDriver
6 19 (48.72%) TDD
7 17 (43.59%) JUnit
8 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
8 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
9 15 (38.46%) JSON
9 15 (38.46%) Scala
9 15 (38.46%) User Stories
10 13 (33.33%) Web Testing
10 13 (33.33%) RSpec
10 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
11 12 (30.77%) Java
11 12 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (28.21%) Games
12 11 (28.21%) Performance Testing
13 10 (25.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (23.08%) WCAG
14 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
15 7 (17.95%) Process Improvement
16 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
16 6 (15.38%) Scrum
16 6 (15.38%) Finance
16 6 (15.38%) JIRA

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 4 (10.26%) Confluence
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (71.79%) Selenium
2 25 (64.10%) Cucumber
3 23 (58.97%) Jenkins
4 19 (48.72%) WebDriver
5 17 (43.59%) JUnit
6 13 (33.33%) RSpec
7 6 (15.38%) JIRA
8 5 (12.82%) Appium
8 5 (12.82%) Maven
9 4 (10.26%) Ant
9 4 (10.26%) JMeter
9 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
10 3 (7.69%) Gradle
10 3 (7.69%) Hudson
10 3 (7.69%) jMock
11 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
11 1 (2.56%) JBehave
11 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.56%) TestLink
General
1 11 (28.21%) Games
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Publishing
4 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Front Office
5 1 (2.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) JSON
2 5 (12.82%) HTML
2 5 (12.82%) Node.js
3 4 (10.26%) HTML5
3 4 (10.26%) Web Services
4 3 (7.69%) .NET
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) Ajax
4 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 3 (7.69%) Java EE
4 3 (7.69%) JMS
4 3 (7.69%) REST
4 3 (7.69%) Spring
4 3 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) Equities
4 1 (2.56%) Fintech
4 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) Automation Testing
3 19 (48.72%) TDD
4 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
4 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
5 15 (38.46%) User Stories
6 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 13 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 12 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (28.21%) Performance Testing
9 10 (25.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (17.95%) Process Improvement
12 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Scrum
13 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (12.82%) Exploratory Testing
13 5 (12.82%) IT Audit
14 4 (10.26%) Coaching
14 4 (10.26%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Scala
2 12 (30.77%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) Groovy
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) R
5 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) IRCA
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (97.44%) QA
2 9 (23.08%) WCAG
3 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.56%) Def Stans
4 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.56%) DO-178B
4 1 (2.56%) EFQM
4 1 (2.56%) ISO 14001
4 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.56%) SDET
4 1 (2.56%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Atlassian
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle
1 3 (7.69%) Rally
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Talend
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