The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 57 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.20% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £284 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
Job Titles Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
457 157 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.89% 87.71% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 62 111
Average daily rate £284 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 15
Average hourly rate £13.88 £18.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Engineer
Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) RSpec
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) RSpec
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA