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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £261 £388
% change year-on-year
+30.14% -32.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 - £20.00
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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
420 117 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 91.70% 86.67% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 59 138
Average daily rate £365 £345 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.90 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

QA Engineer
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 September 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