The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Engineer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 600 634
Rank change year-on-year +17 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 11 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.045% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.047% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 6
England median daily rate £403 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +16.83%  
10th Percentile £357 £306 £306
90th Percentile £488 £473 £419
UK median daily rate £403 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -5.29% +17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 40963 46827 48392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.75% 95.00% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91483 109922 114749
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £256 £230
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4083 4735 7114
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 June 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 of England - 4 £433 -
South East +13 3 £388 +19.23% 1
London -7 3 £450 +5.88% 12
Yorkshire - 2 £433 -
North East - 2 £435 -
South West +1 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Senior QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
4 14 (73.68%) Selenium
5 13 (68.42%) TDD
6 12 (63.16%) Java
6 12 (63.16%) BDD
7 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
8 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
8 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
9 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
10 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
10 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
10 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
10 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
11 4 (21.05%) OOP
11 4 (21.05%) Python
11 4 (21.05%) JIRA
11 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (21.05%) Scrum
11 4 (21.05%) API Testing
11 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
11 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
11 4 (21.05%) Open Source
12 3 (15.79%) TeamCity
12 3 (15.79%) V-Model
12 3 (15.79%) Black-Box Testing
12 3 (15.79%) Coaching
12 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
4 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
5 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
6 4 (21.05%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) TeamCity
8 2 (10.53%) Appium
8 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
8 2 (10.53%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (10.53%) Mocha
8 2 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (10.53%) Protractor
9 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
9 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
9 1 (5.26%) JMeter
9 1 (5.26%) nodeunit
9 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
1 2 (10.53%) JSON
1 2 (10.53%) RESTful
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
2 1 (5.26%) Chai
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
3 13 (68.42%) TDD
4 12 (63.16%) BDD
5 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
6 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
7 4 (21.05%) API Testing
7 4 (21.05%) OOP
7 4 (21.05%) Open Source
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 3 (15.79%) OO
8 3 (15.79%) Pair Programming
8 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) VB
5 1 (5.26%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) CA
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) SOASTA, Inc
1 1 (5.26%) Sybase