Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 812 846
Rank change year-on-year -19 +34 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 31 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.044% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.047% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 19
England median daily rate £475 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +14.12% -
10th Percentile £369 £309 £350
90th Percentile £553 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £485 £425
% change year-on-year -2.06% +14.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Engineer in England

Senior QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior QA Engineer in England

Senior QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior QA Engineer in England

Senior QA Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior QA Engineer in England

Senior QA 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 Senior QA Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 21 £475 -9.52% 7
South East +5 6 £394 +21.15% 2
North East +57 2 £456 -0.11% 1
North of England +50 2 £456 -0.11% 2
South West -2 2 £350 -2.78%
Senior QA Engineer
UK

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior QA 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 Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (80.65%) Selenium
3 25 (80.65%) Test Automation
4 22 (70.97%) BDD
5 13 (41.94%) Jenkins
5 13 (41.94%) TDD
5 13 (41.94%) Scrum
6 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
7 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
8 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
8 10 (32.26%) HTML
8 10 (32.26%) Java
9 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
9 9 (29.03%) Kanban
10 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (25.81%) Process Improvement
11 7 (22.58%) Node.js
11 7 (22.58%) HTML5
11 7 (22.58%) C#
11 7 (22.58%) JIRA
12 6 (19.35%) QA Automation
12 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
12 6 (19.35%) Project Management
13 5 (16.13%) OOP
13 5 (16.13%) Confluence
13 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
13 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (16.13%) Product Management
13 5 (16.13%) Git (software)

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (16.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (80.65%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) Jenkins
3 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
4 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
5 7 (22.58%) JIRA
6 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.90%) Jasmine
7 4 (12.90%) Protractor
8 3 (9.68%) Mocha
8 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
9 2 (6.45%) Appium
10 1 (3.23%) Burp Suite
10 1 (3.23%) Calabash
10 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
10 1 (3.23%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (3.23%) JMeter
10 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
10 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Advertising
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) HTML5
2 7 (22.58%) Node.js
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.90%) Nightwatchjs
3 4 (12.90%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) Backbone.js
4 3 (9.68%) CSS
4 3 (9.68%) React
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) REST
6 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.90%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (9.68%) Wiki
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.23%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Social Network
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (80.65%) Test Automation
3 22 (70.97%) BDD
4 13 (41.94%) Scrum
4 13 (41.94%) TDD
5 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
6 9 (29.03%) Kanban
7 8 (25.81%) Process Improvement
8 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
8 6 (19.35%) Project Management
8 6 (19.35%) QA Automation
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.13%) DevOps
9 5 (16.13%) OOP
9 5 (16.13%) Product Management
9 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
10 4 (12.90%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 10 (32.26%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Kibana
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) New Relic
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft