The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Engineer
Rank 565 560 575
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 25 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.020% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.021% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-49.41% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 July 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 July 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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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 -3 23 £425 +6.25% 24
South East +1 14 £425 - 7
London +9 8 £425 - 1
Reading - 3 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £285 - 2
Middlesex - 3 - -
South West - 1 £350 - 11
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 2
Wales - - - - 3
South Wales - - - - 3
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 3
Dorset - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Plymouth - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Bradford - - - -
Bradford-on-Avon - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

Quality Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 30 (88.24%) QA
2 10 (29.41%) ISO 9001
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 9 (26.47%) Quality Management
4 8 (23.53%) CMMI
4 8 (23.53%) MS Office
4 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (23.53%) QMS
5 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 5 (14.71%) BDD
6 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
7 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.76%) Selenium
7 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.76%) JUnit
7 4 (11.76%) .NET
8 3 (8.82%) Java
8 3 (8.82%) ISO 9000
8 3 (8.82%) HND
8 3 (8.82%) Windows
8 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco
8 3 (8.82%) Electronics
8 3 (8.82%) ISEB
8 3 (8.82%) JIRA
8 3 (8.82%) NUnit
8 3 (8.82%) Degree

Quality Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (2.94%) SNMP
3 1 (2.94%) ATM
3 1 (2.94%) GPRS
3 1 (2.94%) GSM
3 1 (2.94%) UMTS
3 1 (2.94%) SMTP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Selenium
1 4 (11.76%) JUnit
2 3 (8.82%) JIRA
2 3 (8.82%) NUnit
2 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) JMeter
3 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) Xcode
4 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.94%) TestNG
4 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.94%) WATIR
4 1 (2.94%) Sahi
General
1 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) WAP
3 1 (2.94%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) Mustache
3 1 (2.94%) Sass
3 1 (2.94%) iOS SDK
3 1 (2.94%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Handset
1 1 (2.94%) NHS
1 1 (2.94%) Informatics
1 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
1 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) CentOS
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Quality Management
2 8 (23.53%) CMMI
2 8 (23.53%) QMS
3 5 (14.71%) BDD
3 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
4 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.88%) Logistics
6 2 (5.88%) Data Management
6 2 (5.88%) TDD
6 2 (5.88%) CAPA
6 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) Ruby
2 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VBA
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) HND
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) IRCA
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (88.24%) QA
2 10 (29.41%) ISO 9001
3 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (8.82%) ISO 9000
5 2 (5.88%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) NFS
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) qmail
1 1 (2.94%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) BT
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) NetApp
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
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