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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Engineer
Rank 631 645 611
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 22 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.022% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.023% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 6
Median daily rate £385 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.65% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £335 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.22% -21.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £26.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +27.38%

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 17 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 26 August 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 +14 22 £385 +0.65% 9
South East +21 9 £310 -18.95% 5
London -3 8 £538 +7.50% 4
West Sussex - 7 £310 -
Burgess Hill - 5 £310 -
Yorkshire - 4 £393 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £393 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £300 -
Leeds - 3 £385 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £300 -
North East - 3 £300 -
City of London +26 2 £361 -27.75%
Hampshire +4 1 £155 -46.08% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £520 -
Southampton - 1 £155 -
Oxford - 1 £520 -
Worthing - 1 - -

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 30 (96.77%) QA
2 19 (61.29%) Selenium
3 16 (51.61%) Cucumber
3 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (48.39%) Jenkins
5 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
5 12 (38.71%) TDD
5 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
5 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
6 11 (35.48%) Performance Testing
6 11 (35.48%) WebDriver
6 11 (35.48%) Java
7 9 (29.03%) JUnit
7 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
7 9 (29.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (29.03%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (29.03%) User Stories
7 9 (29.03%) Functional Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
9 7 (22.58%) JSON
9 7 (22.58%) Process Improvement
9 7 (22.58%) Scala
9 7 (22.58%) Finance
10 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (16.13%) Appium
11 5 (16.13%) IT Audit
11 5 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Web Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration

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 (12.90%) Confluence
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Selenium
2 16 (51.61%) Cucumber
3 15 (48.39%) Jenkins
4 11 (35.48%) WebDriver
5 9 (29.03%) JUnit
6 5 (16.13%) Appium
6 5 (16.13%) JIRA
6 5 (16.13%) Maven
6 5 (16.13%) RSpec
7 4 (12.90%) Ant
7 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
8 3 (9.68%) Gradle
8 3 (9.68%) Hudson
8 3 (9.68%) JMeter
8 3 (9.68%) jMock
9 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
9 1 (3.23%) JBehave
9 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (3.23%) TestLink
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Games
2 5 (16.13%) Publishing
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) JSON
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 5 (16.13%) Node.js
3 4 (12.90%) HTML5
3 4 (12.90%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) Ajax
4 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
4 3 (9.68%) Java EE
4 3 (9.68%) JMS
4 3 (9.68%) REST
4 3 (9.68%) Spring
4 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (6.45%) .NET
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
2 12 (38.71%) TDD
2 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
2 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
3 11 (35.48%) Performance Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (29.03%) Functional Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (29.03%) User Stories
5 7 (22.58%) Process Improvement
6 6 (19.35%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (16.13%) IT Audit
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) Web Testing
8 4 (12.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) Scala
3 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) Groovy
4 4 (12.90%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) R
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.23%) HNC
2 1 (3.23%) HND
2 1 (3.23%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (96.77%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) WCAG
3 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.23%) Def Stans
4 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.23%) DO-178B
4 1 (3.23%) EFQM
4 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.23%) ISO13485
4 1 (3.23%) SDET
4 1 (3.23%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Atlassian
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
1 3 (9.68%) Rally
2 1 (3.23%) EMC
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Talend