The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs citing QA 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.42% 1.67% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 30.00% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £350 £300 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +39.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.05% 5.56% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate £235 £300 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% +39.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
Tyne and Wear

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
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 16 April 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 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
2 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) JUnit
2 3 (33.33%) RSpec
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) P3O
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (22.22%) MS Project
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) RSpec
1 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Games
3 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
3 1 (11.11%) General Ledger
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) P3O
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) HP