The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
UK / England
Rank 563 602 -
Rank change year-on-year +39 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 7 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.033% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.035% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 0
Median daily rate £500 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £425 -
% change year-on-year -29.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 38892 46305 45014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.87% 95.20% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25282 30341 27633
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +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 1342 1464 1808
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.91 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
London +9 6 £500 +14.28% 4
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Senior QA Engineer
UK

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 27 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (77.78%) Selenium
3 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (62.96%) WebDriver
5 13 (48.15%) Java
6 12 (44.44%) TDD
6 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
7 11 (40.74%) BDD
8 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
8 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
9 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
9 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
9 7 (25.93%) Pair Programming
9 7 (25.93%) .NET
10 6 (22.22%) Scrum
10 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
11 5 (18.52%) SOASTA, Inc
11 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
11 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (18.52%) User Stories
11 5 (18.52%) Node.js
11 5 (18.52%) JSON
11 5 (18.52%) Scala
11 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
11 5 (18.52%) Python
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
12 4 (14.81%) C#

Senior QA 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 4 (14.81%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (77.78%) Selenium
2 17 (62.96%) WebDriver
3 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
4 6 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (11.11%) JUnit
5 3 (11.11%) RSpec
5 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.70%) Ant
7 1 (3.70%) Appium
7 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.70%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.70%) JIRA
7 1 (3.70%) Mocha
7 1 (3.70%) nodeunit
7 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Games
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
2 5 (18.52%) JSON
2 5 (18.52%) Node.js
3 4 (14.81%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.41%) Kafka
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.70%) Chai
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) RESTful
5 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) TDD
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) BDD
4 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Pair Programming
6 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (18.52%) User Stories
8 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
9 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.11%) OOP
9 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
9 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) Python
2 5 (18.52%) Scala
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) VB
6 1 (3.70%) VB6
6 1 (3.70%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) WCAG
3 1 (3.70%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
1 5 (18.52%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (3.70%) Sybase