The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 37 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.92% 1.85% 6.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.51% 21.43% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 0 14
Average daily rate
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£379 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 - £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.19 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.05% -
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Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
49 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.14% 8.64% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 7 15
Average daily rate £426 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.80% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £475 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA
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 across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 27 (54.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (52.00%) HP
3 24 (48.00%) Automated Testing
3 24 (48.00%) Test Scripting
4 21 (42.00%) Problem Management
5 19 (38.00%) Configuration Management
5 19 (38.00%) Regression Testing
6 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
6 17 (34.00%) Software Testing
7 14 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (24.00%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (24.00%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (24.00%) Oracle
9 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (22.00%) Migration
9 11 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Java
10 10 (20.00%) ITIL
10 10 (20.00%) SLA
11 9 (18.00%) UNIX
11 9 (18.00%) SQL
11 9 (18.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (18.00%) LoadRunner
11 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (18.00%) Data Management
11 9 (18.00%) Workflow
11 9 (18.00%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (18.00%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (18.00%) Oracle EBS R12

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle 10gAS
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (24.00%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) WAN
1 7 (14.00%) Firewall
1 7 (14.00%) LAN
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (10.00%) Network Security
3 5 (10.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) SSL
3 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (8.00%) Junos
4 4 (8.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (18.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (16.00%) Selenium
2 8 (16.00%) RSpec
2 8 (16.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) JUnit
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (14.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.00%) CaliberRM
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
1 8 (16.00%) General Ledger
2 4 (8.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Tester
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Test Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.00%) Performance Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) DBA
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Applications Support
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) UNIX
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Automated Testing
1 24 (48.00%) Test Scripting
2 21 (42.00%) Problem Management
3 19 (38.00%) Configuration Management
3 19 (38.00%) Regression Testing
4 17 (34.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (22.00%) Migration
5 11 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 10 (20.00%) ITIL
7 9 (18.00%) Workflow
7 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (18.00%) Data Management
8 8 (16.00%) TDD
8 8 (16.00%) Web Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.00%) Network Management
9 7 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) Java
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) Ruby
4 7 (14.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.00%) VB
5 2 (4.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) Scala
5 2 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (54.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (12.00%) ISEB
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (8.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) SLA
2 4 (8.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.00%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (8.00%) vSphere
1 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (14.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) HP
2 12 (24.00%) Oracle
3 7 (14.00%) Cisco
3 7 (14.00%) Juniper
3 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.00%) F5
4 6 (12.00%) McAfee
5 4 (8.00%) EMC
5 4 (8.00%) TippingPoint
5 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.00%) Crossbeam
6 3 (6.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) Curam