The median contractor rate for a Quality Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Engineer
UK / England
Rank 562 604 595
Rank change year-on-year +42 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 21 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.027% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.028% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Median daily rate £320 £244 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.28% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £209 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £279 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £244 £375
% change year-on-year +31.28% -35.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £43.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% +28.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Quality Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Quality Engineer in England

Quality Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Quality Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Engineer in England

Quality Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Engineer in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Engineer in England

Quality Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Engineer in England

Quality Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
North East - 7 £320 -
South East +25 5 £225 -7.69% 2
East Midlands - 4 £175 - 2
London +27 2 £525 - 3
West Midlands +8 2 - -
Quality Engineer
UK

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the England region featuring Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (80.36%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (71.43%) QA
3 37 (66.07%) Selenium
4 35 (62.50%) Cucumber
5 33 (58.93%) Test Automation
5 33 (58.93%) TDD
6 31 (55.36%) Test Scripting
6 31 (55.36%) Automation Testing
7 29 (51.79%) Jenkins
7 29 (51.79%) Automated Testing
8 28 (50.00%) Web Testing
8 28 (50.00%) Games
8 28 (50.00%) Test Strategy
8 28 (50.00%) RSpec
8 28 (50.00%) WebDriver
9 27 (48.21%) Scala
9 27 (48.21%) Defect Tracking
9 27 (48.21%) JUnit
9 27 (48.21%) JSON
10 26 (46.43%) WCAG
10 26 (46.43%) User Stories
11 13 (23.21%) C++
12 8 (14.29%) Finance
13 6 (10.71%) Automotive
13 6 (10.71%) C
13 6 (10.71%) C#
13 6 (10.71%) Java
13 6 (10.71%) Banking
13 6 (10.71%) BDD
13 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (1.79%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Q-Pulse
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 37 (66.07%) Selenium
2 35 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 29 (51.79%) Jenkins
4 28 (50.00%) RSpec
4 28 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 27 (48.21%) JUnit
6 1 (1.79%) Appium
6 1 (1.79%) Calabash
6 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (50.00%) Games
2 8 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (10.71%) Automotive
3 6 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (48.21%) JSON
2 6 (10.71%) Unreal Engine
3 5 (8.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (8.93%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (5.36%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) HTML5
5 2 (3.57%) Node.js
6 1 (1.79%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (1.79%) Derivative
2 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (80.36%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) TDD
2 33 (58.93%) Test Automation
3 31 (55.36%) Automation Testing
3 31 (55.36%) Test Scripting
4 29 (51.79%) Automated Testing
5 28 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 28 (50.00%) Web Testing
6 27 (48.21%) Defect Tracking
7 26 (46.43%) User Stories
8 6 (10.71%) BDD
8 6 (10.71%) Coaching
8 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.36%) Load Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) Scala
2 13 (23.21%) C++
3 6 (10.71%) C
3 6 (10.71%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) SQL
6 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) CSQA
2 1 (1.79%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (71.43%) QA
2 26 (46.43%) WCAG
3 6 (10.71%) IEC 61508
3 6 (10.71%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.79%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) HP
1 2 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (1.79%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) NCR
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