The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 59 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.37% 0.23% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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
507 402 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 93.72% 93.71% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 279 57
Average daily rate £375 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 13 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Sahi
2 1 (50.00%) JBehave
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) WATIR
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) WATIR
2 1 (50.00%) Sahi
2 1 (50.00%) JBehave
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA