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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Engineer
Rank 601 588 567
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 18 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.026% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.027% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 9
Average daily rate £444 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £309 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £420 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £28.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% +105.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £28.75 -
% change year-on-year
+65.21% -

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 13 £444 +10.93% 11
South East - 6 - - 2
Scotland -6 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Hampshire - 5 - -
Havant - 3 - -
East of England +1 2 £413 -
London -9 2 £475 +18.75% 5
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +7 1 - -
Essex - 1 £413 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £413 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Waterlooville - 1 - -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (65.71%) QA
2 16 (45.71%) ISO 9001
3 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
4 11 (31.43%) Manufacturing
5 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
5 9 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (25.71%) Degree
5 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.14%) Scrum
7 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
7 6 (17.14%) C
8 5 (14.29%) ITIL
8 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 5 (14.29%) TickIT
8 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
9 4 (11.43%) CAPA
9 4 (11.43%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (11.43%) Process Management
9 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
10 3 (8.57%) Open Source
10 3 (8.57%) JMeter
10 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
10 3 (8.57%) Java
10 3 (8.57%) SQL
10 3 (8.57%) Validation
10 3 (8.57%) Ruby
10 3 (8.57%) Huawei

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (5.71%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) H.323
1 1 (2.86%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
1 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) JMeter
3 2 (5.71%) Geb
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) JUnit
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.71%) WATIR
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.86%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.86%) Sahi
4 1 (2.86%) Spock
4 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (31.43%) Manufacturing
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.71%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.86%) Automotive
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
1 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (11.43%) CAPA
5 4 (11.43%) Process Management
5 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (11.43%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Open Source
6 3 (8.57%) Validation
7 2 (5.71%) B2B
7 2 (5.71%) B2C
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C
2 3 (8.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) Ruby
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) Scala
4 1 (2.86%) Groovy
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (65.71%) QA
2 16 (45.71%) ISO 9001
3 9 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (14.29%) TickIT
5 2 (5.71%) ISO 14001
5 2 (5.71%) ISO13485
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Huawei
2 2 (5.71%) NCR
3 1 (2.86%) HP
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