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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 79 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.89% 0.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Median daily rate £345 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 - £42.50
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
980 625 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.45% 94.55% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 391 355
Median daily rate £375 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 11
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -14.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.50 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 30 (100.00%) QA
1 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 27 (90.00%) Cucumber
3 25 (83.33%) TDD
4 23 (76.67%) Test Automation
5 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
5 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (56.67%) Automation Testing
6 17 (56.67%) JUnit
6 17 (56.67%) Scala
6 17 (56.67%) RSpec
6 17 (56.67%) WebDriver
6 17 (56.67%) Web Testing
6 17 (56.67%) JSON
7 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
7 14 (46.67%) Automated Testing
7 14 (46.67%) WCAG
7 14 (46.67%) User Stories
7 14 (46.67%) Defect Tracking
7 14 (46.67%) Games
8 12 (40.00%) Java
9 11 (36.67%) HP UFT
9 11 (36.67%) Ruby
10 10 (33.33%) .NET
11 9 (30.00%) SQL
12 8 (26.67%) Web Services
12 8 (26.67%) XML
12 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (26.67%) WATIR
12 8 (26.67%) Sahi

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 (10.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 27 (90.00%) Cucumber
3 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 17 (56.67%) JUnit
4 17 (56.67%) RSpec
4 17 (56.67%) WebDriver
5 11 (36.67%) HP UFT
6 8 (26.67%) Sahi
6 8 (26.67%) WATIR
7 3 (10.00%) JIRA
7 3 (10.00%) JMeter
7 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (46.67%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) JSON
2 10 (33.33%) .NET
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
3 8 (26.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) TDD
2 23 (76.67%) Test Automation
3 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (56.67%) Automation Testing
4 17 (56.67%) Web Testing
5 14 (46.67%) Automated Testing
5 14 (46.67%) Defect Tracking
5 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 14 (46.67%) User Stories
6 8 (26.67%) BDD
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) Open Source
7 4 (13.33%) QA Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (6.67%) Agile Testing
9 2 (6.67%) E-business
10 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
10 1 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Scala
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) Ruby
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) C
6 2 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
6 2 (6.67%) Python
6 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (46.67%) WCAG
3 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) HP
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft