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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 575 562 572
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 25 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.024% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.026% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
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£425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - -

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -5 21 £425 +21.42% 24
South East 0 11 £425 - 4
London 0 10 £425 +3.03% 5
Hampshire - 5 £285 - 2
Scotland - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £425 -
Middlesex - 3 - -
High Wycombe - 3 £425 -
Hounslow - 3 £425 -
Reading - 3 £425 -
Berkshire - 3 £425 -
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bradford-on-Avon - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 2
Doncaster - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (68.29%) QA
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (24.39%) ISO 9001
4 9 (21.95%) MS Office
4 9 (21.95%) Quality Management
5 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (19.51%) QMS
5 8 (19.51%) CMMI
6 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (14.63%) Degree
7 6 (14.63%) Node.js
7 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
7 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
7 6 (14.63%) Linux
8 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
8 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
8 5 (12.20%) Validation
8 5 (12.20%) Process Improvement
8 5 (12.20%) Web Application Development
8 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
8 5 (12.20%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (12.20%) Mocha
8 5 (12.20%) BDD
9 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
9 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
9 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
9 4 (9.76%) ISO 9000
9 4 (9.76%) Cisco

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (14.63%) Node.js
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.32%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) H.323
3 1 (2.44%) LDAP
3 1 (2.44%) SMTP
3 1 (2.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Mocha
1 5 (12.20%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) JUnit
2 3 (7.32%) NUnit
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.44%) Sahi
4 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.44%) JMeter
4 1 (2.44%) Xcode
4 1 (2.44%) WATIR
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.76%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
4 1 (2.44%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.44%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.44%) Mustache
4 1 (2.44%) Sass
4 1 (2.44%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Firmware
2 3 (7.32%) Statistics
2 3 (7.32%) SCADA
3 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
2 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) CentOS
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Quality Management
2 8 (19.51%) CMMI
2 8 (19.51%) QMS
3 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
5 5 (12.20%) BDD
5 5 (12.20%) Process Improvement
5 5 (12.20%) Validation
5 5 (12.20%) Web Application Development
6 4 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.32%) Load Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Product Management
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.32%) PDCA
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.32%) Change Management
7 3 (7.32%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) VBA
4 1 (2.44%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) HND
4 2 (4.88%) IRCA
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (68.29%) QA
2 10 (24.39%) ISO 9001
3 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (9.76%) ISO 9000
5 3 (7.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (7.32%) GAMP
6 2 (4.88%) ISO 14001
7 1 (2.44%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) NFS
2 1 (2.44%) Squid
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) qmail
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco
3 3 (7.32%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) NetApp
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
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