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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 45 36 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.81% 9.84% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.16% 75.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -48.76%
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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
67 48 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.65% 13.11% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 6
Average daily rate £335 £426 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £329 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

QA
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

QA
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 4 September 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (39.39%) Java
3 24 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 23 (34.85%) TDD
5 22 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 22 (33.33%) Project Management
6 19 (28.79%) Python
7 18 (27.27%) Automated Testing
8 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
8 17 (25.76%) Agile Project Management
9 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
9 16 (24.24%) Finance
10 15 (22.73%) Selenium
10 15 (22.73%) Configuration Management
10 15 (22.73%) SQL
10 15 (22.73%) Web Services
11 13 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (19.70%) RESTful
11 13 (19.70%) Open Source
11 13 (19.70%) BDD
12 12 (18.18%) Cucumber
12 12 (18.18%) WebDriver
12 12 (18.18%) XML
12 12 (18.18%) C#
12 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
12 12 (18.18%) Ruby
13 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 11 (16.67%) MongoDB
13 11 (16.67%) NoSQL
13 11 (16.67%) Change Control

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) SAS
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle 10gAS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 11 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Selenium
2 12 (18.18%) WebDriver
2 12 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 11 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 10 (15.15%) RSpec
4 10 (15.15%) JUnit
5 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.03%) Sahi
7 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.03%) JMeter
7 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.03%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (3.03%) LoadUI
7 2 (3.03%) WATIR
8 1 (1.52%) JBehave
8 1 (1.52%) JIRA
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Games
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Back Office
3 1 (1.52%) Electronics
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Test Manager
3 9 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) QA Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Programme Office Support
5 5 (7.58%) Quality Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.55%) Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Lead Designer
7 3 (4.55%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.55%) Designer
8 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) Web Services
2 13 (19.70%) RESTful
3 12 (18.18%) XML
4 5 (7.58%) HTML
5 4 (6.06%) .NET
5 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.55%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.55%) CSS
6 3 (4.55%) Flash
7 2 (3.03%) SOAP
7 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.03%) Apache Flex
7 2 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) User Experience
1 3 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) UNIX
3 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 23 (34.85%) TDD
4 22 (33.33%) Project Management
4 22 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 18 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
6 17 (25.76%) Agile Project Management
7 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
8 15 (22.73%) Configuration Management
9 13 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (19.70%) Open Source
9 13 (19.70%) BDD
10 11 (16.67%) Change Control
10 11 (16.67%) Automation Testing
11 10 (15.15%) Test Strategy
11 10 (15.15%) Web Testing
12 8 (12.12%) User Stories
13 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
14 6 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (39.39%) Java
2 19 (28.79%) Python
3 15 (22.73%) SQL
4 12 (18.18%) Ruby
4 12 (18.18%) C#
5 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (15.15%) Scala
7 9 (13.64%) C++
8 2 (3.03%) VB
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.52%) WSUS
1 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle
2 2 (3.03%) Informatica
3 1 (1.52%) SAP
3 1 (1.52%) HP
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