The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 90 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 15 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.35% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £31.75
QA Engineer
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1021 754 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.06% 94.72% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 516 281
Median daily rate £370 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.95% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 27
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.77 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% +61.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.18 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 15 (93.75%) Cucumber
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
4 10 (62.50%) TDD
5 8 (50.00%) JUnit
5 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (50.00%) Scala
5 8 (50.00%) RSpec
5 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 8 (50.00%) Web Testing
5 8 (50.00%) JSON
5 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) HP UFT
7 5 (31.25%) Games
7 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
7 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Ruby
7 5 (31.25%) WCAG
7 5 (31.25%) User Stories
7 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (25.00%) .NET
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
9 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
9 3 (18.75%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) Linux

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) Cucumber
1 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
3 8 (50.00%) JUnit
3 8 (50.00%) RSpec
3 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (31.25%) HP UFT
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) JMeter
5 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
6 2 (12.50%) Sahi
6 2 (12.50%) WATIR
General
1 5 (31.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) TDD
3 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
5 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) E-business
6 2 (12.50%) Open Source
6 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
7 1 (6.25%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Scala
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) WCAG
3 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft