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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Engineer
UK
Rank 562 606 594
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 35 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.032% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.033% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Median daily rate £340 £444 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.38% +26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £419 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £469 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £299 £413 £338
% change year-on-year
-27.57% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £46.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- +61.73%

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 24 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +54 35 £340 -23.38% 11
London +17 9 £465 -2.10% 4
West Midlands -1 7 - - 1
North East - 7 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £340 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £340 -
South East +15 6 - - 3
East Midlands - 4 £258 - 3
West Sussex - 4 - -
Worthing - 4 - -
Leicestershire - 3 £216 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £258 - 2
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £258 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +14 1 - - 2
Reading +1 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £258 - 1
Telford - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £550 - 3
Shropshire - 1 - - 1

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 55 (83.33%) QA
2 49 (74.24%) Selenium
2 49 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (69.70%) Cucumber
4 41 (62.12%) Automation Testing
5 40 (60.61%) Jenkins
5 40 (60.61%) Test Automation
6 38 (57.58%) TDD
7 37 (56.06%) WebDriver
8 36 (54.55%) Scala
8 36 (54.55%) Web Testing
8 36 (54.55%) RSpec
9 35 (53.03%) JSON
9 35 (53.03%) Test Scripting
9 35 (53.03%) JUnit
10 34 (51.52%) Automated Testing
11 32 (48.48%) Defect Tracking
12 31 (46.97%) Games
12 31 (46.97%) User Stories
13 30 (45.45%) WCAG
14 10 (15.15%) C++
15 9 (13.64%) Coaching
16 7 (10.61%) Java
16 7 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
17 6 (9.09%) HTML5
17 6 (9.09%) IEC 61508
17 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
17 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
17 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
17 6 (9.09%) HTML

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 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (74.24%) Selenium
2 46 (69.70%) Cucumber
3 40 (60.61%) Jenkins
4 37 (56.06%) WebDriver
5 36 (54.55%) RSpec
6 35 (53.03%) JUnit
7 4 (6.06%) Appium
8 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.52%) Calabash
8 1 (1.52%) JIRA
8 1 (1.52%) JMeter
8 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (46.97%) Games
2 6 (9.09%) Automotive
3 5 (7.58%) Finance
4 4 (6.06%) Publishing
5 3 (4.55%) Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.52%) Front Office
7 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (53.03%) JSON
2 6 (9.09%) HTML
2 6 (9.09%) HTML5
3 5 (7.58%) Node.js
4 3 (4.55%) .NET
4 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.55%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (4.55%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.52%) Derivative
4 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.52%) Equities
4 1 (1.52%) Fintech
4 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.52%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (62.12%) Automation Testing
3 40 (60.61%) Test Automation
4 38 (57.58%) TDD
5 36 (54.55%) Web Testing
6 35 (53.03%) Test Scripting
7 34 (51.52%) Automated Testing
8 32 (48.48%) Defect Tracking
9 31 (46.97%) User Stories
10 9 (13.64%) Coaching
11 7 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
13 5 (7.58%) Front End Development
13 5 (7.58%) Process Improvement
13 5 (7.58%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (6.06%) Integration Testing
14 4 (6.06%) IT Audit
14 4 (6.06%) Scrum
15 3 (4.55%) BDD
15 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) Scala
2 10 (15.15%) C++
3 7 (10.61%) Java
4 6 (9.09%) C
4 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.55%) C#
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
6 2 (3.03%) SQL
7 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) CSQA
2 1 (1.52%) IRCA
2 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (83.33%) QA
2 30 (45.45%) WCAG
3 6 (9.09%) IEC 61508
3 6 (9.09%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.52%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.03%) HP
1 2 (3.03%) SAP
2 1 (1.52%) IBM
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
Telford, Shropshire
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