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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 46 22
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -24
Contract jobs citing QA 19 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.79% 1.23% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.58% 40.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
QA
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
33 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.06% 3.07% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 1
Average daily rate £364 £413 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.74% +52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 17 (51.52%) Configuration Management
2 12 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Problem Management
2 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 10 (30.30%) SQL
4 10 (30.30%) XML
4 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
5 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 9 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (21.21%) Finance
7 7 (21.21%) Migration
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (18.18%) SLA
8 6 (18.18%) LoadRunner
8 6 (18.18%) UNIX
8 6 (18.18%) HP
8 6 (18.18%) Java
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle
8 6 (18.18%) TDD
8 6 (18.18%) Data Management
8 6 (18.18%) Workflow
8 6 (18.18%) General Ledger
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle General Ledger

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5 (15.15%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.06%) Node.js
3 1 (3.03%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
1 4 (12.12%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) SSL
2 3 (9.09%) Network Security
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.09%) Junos
2 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (12.12%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (9.09%) WATIR
5 3 (9.09%) Selenium
5 3 (9.09%) Sahi
5 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) XML
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
3 4 (12.12%) RESTful
4 2 (6.06%) .NET
5 1 (3.03%) Mustache
5 1 (3.03%) Sass
5 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Open Source
2 3 (9.09%) Cryptography
2 3 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) Informatics
4 1 (3.03%) Health Informatics
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) UNIX
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) VME
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Configuration Management
2 12 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Problem Management
3 11 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Migration
6 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) TDD
7 6 (18.18%) Data Management
7 6 (18.18%) Workflow
7 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (18.18%) BDD
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.12%) Network Management
9 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
9 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.09%) VB
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
5 2 (6.06%) COBOL
6 1 (3.03%) Groovy
6 1 (3.03%) Scala
6 1 (3.03%) Clojure
6 1 (3.03%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (12.12%) VCP4
5 2 (6.06%) ISEB
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.03%) Degree
6 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 4 (12.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
1 4 (12.12%) vSphere
1 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.12%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) HP
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco
2 4 (12.12%) TippingPoint
2 4 (12.12%) EMC
2 4 (12.12%) Juniper
2 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
2 4 (12.12%) McAfee
2 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
3 3 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (3.03%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.03%) Micro Focus
4 1 (3.03%) Crossbeam
4 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
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