The median contractor rate for a Quality Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
Quality Engineer
UK
Rank 563 617 598
Rank change year-on-year +54 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 23 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.025% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.026% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
Median daily rate £320 £244 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.28% -33.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £209 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £279 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £244 £338
% change year-on-year +31.28% -27.77%  
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 - £43.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +28.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Quality Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Engineer over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 26 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 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
England +57 21 £320 +31.28% 8
Tyne and Wear - 7 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £320 -
North East - 7 £320 -
South East +16 5 £225 -7.69% 2
East Midlands - 4 £175 - 2
Scotland +33 2 - -
West Midlands +21 2 - -
London +12 2 £525 - 3
Oxfordshire -3 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £188 - 1
Highlands - 2 - -
Inverness - 2 - -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Reading +16 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £225 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring Quality Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (69.49%) QA
3 37 (62.71%) Selenium
4 35 (59.32%) Cucumber
5 33 (55.93%) Test Automation
5 33 (55.93%) TDD
6 31 (52.54%) Test Scripting
6 31 (52.54%) Automation Testing
7 29 (49.15%) Jenkins
7 29 (49.15%) Automated Testing
8 28 (47.46%) Games
8 28 (47.46%) Test Strategy
8 28 (47.46%) RSpec
8 28 (47.46%) WebDriver
8 28 (47.46%) Web Testing
9 27 (45.76%) JSON
9 27 (45.76%) Scala
9 27 (45.76%) Defect Tracking
9 27 (45.76%) JUnit
10 26 (44.07%) User Stories
10 26 (44.07%) WCAG
11 13 (22.03%) C++
12 8 (13.56%) Finance
13 6 (10.17%) Automotive
13 6 (10.17%) Banking
13 6 (10.17%) C
13 6 (10.17%) C#
13 6 (10.17%) Java
13 6 (10.17%) BDD
13 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing

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 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Q-Pulse
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 37 (62.71%) Selenium
2 35 (59.32%) Cucumber
3 29 (49.15%) Jenkins
4 28 (47.46%) RSpec
4 28 (47.46%) WebDriver
5 27 (45.76%) JUnit
6 1 (1.69%) Appium
6 1 (1.69%) Calabash
6 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (47.46%) Games
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
3 6 (10.17%) Automotive
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.69%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.76%) JSON
2 6 (10.17%) Unreal Engine
3 5 (8.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (8.47%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
4 3 (5.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.39%) Node.js
6 1 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (1.69%) Derivative
2 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (1.69%) Life Science
2 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.93%) TDD
2 33 (55.93%) Test Automation
3 31 (52.54%) Automation Testing
3 31 (52.54%) Test Scripting
4 29 (49.15%) Automated Testing
5 28 (47.46%) Test Strategy
5 28 (47.46%) Web Testing
6 27 (45.76%) Defect Tracking
7 26 (44.07%) User Stories
8 6 (10.17%) BDD
8 6 (10.17%) Coaching
8 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.47%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) Scala
2 13 (22.03%) C++
3 6 (10.17%) C
3 6 (10.17%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) Ruby
5 2 (3.39%) SQL
6 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) CSQA
2 1 (1.69%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (69.49%) QA
2 26 (44.07%) WCAG
3 6 (10.17%) IEC 61508
3 6 (10.17%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.69%) ISO13485
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) HP
1 2 (3.39%) SAP
2 1 (1.69%) IBM
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) NCR
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