The median contractor rate for a Quality Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Quality Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 642 630
Rank change year-on-year +48 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Engineer 16 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.022% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.023% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Median daily rate £400 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £306 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £318 £335
% change year-on-year +2.36% -5.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £29.00

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Engineer in the UK

Quality Engineer
Top 13 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 27 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
England +22 12 £438 +34.61% 12
London +6 7 £450 +24.13% 3
Wales - 3 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £320 -
Cardiff - 3 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £320 -
South Wales - 3 £330 -
North East - 3 £320 -
City of London 0 2 £425 +17.24%
South West +3 1 - - 1
Tamworth - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £550 -

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 28 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (71.79%) Test Automation
2 26 (66.67%) QA
3 21 (53.85%) Selenium
4 20 (51.28%) Cucumber
5 17 (43.59%) TDD
6 14 (35.90%) Games
7 12 (30.77%) Jenkins
7 12 (30.77%) Scala
7 12 (30.77%) RSpec
7 12 (30.77%) WebDriver
7 12 (30.77%) Web Testing
7 12 (30.77%) WCAG
7 12 (30.77%) JUnit
8 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
8 11 (28.21%) User Stories
9 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
9 10 (25.64%) BDD
9 10 (25.64%) Java
10 9 (23.08%) JSON
10 9 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.95%) Finance
13 6 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
14 5 (12.82%) Unreal Engine
14 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
14 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (12.82%) C#
14 5 (12.82%) C++
14 5 (12.82%) Banking

Quality Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MySQL
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (53.85%) Selenium
2 20 (51.28%) Cucumber
3 12 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 12 (30.77%) JUnit
3 12 (30.77%) RSpec
3 12 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.26%) JIRA
5 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.69%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) Appium
6 1 (2.56%) Calabash
6 1 (2.56%) FitNesse
General
1 14 (35.90%) Games
2 7 (17.95%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (5.13%) Front Office
5 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.56%) Automotive
6 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.56%) Legal
6 1 (2.56%) Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) JSON
2 5 (12.82%) Unreal Engine
3 4 (10.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (10.26%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (5.13%) RESTful
5 1 (2.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Equities
2 1 (2.56%) Fintech
2 1 (2.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (71.79%) Test Automation
2 17 (43.59%) TDD
3 12 (30.77%) Web Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.21%) User Stories
5 10 (25.64%) BDD
5 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
6 9 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Project Management
10 4 (10.26%) SDLC
10 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
11 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Quality Management
11 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Scala
2 10 (25.64%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) C++
4 4 (10.26%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CSQA
2 1 (2.56%) HNC
2 1 (2.56%) IRCA
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.56%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (66.67%) QA
2 12 (30.77%) WCAG
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 1 (2.56%) ISO17020
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Fidessa
2 2 (5.13%) Splunk
3 1 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) NCR
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tec Partners
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £45 - £75 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 15 hours ago