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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 106 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -5
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.091% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.38% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £290 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
977 521 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.66% 95.07% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 315 278
Median daily rate £330 £373 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% +12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £150 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £540 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 61 14
Median hourly rate £28.00 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 Skill Set
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland

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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (100.00%) QA