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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 39 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 43 34 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.94% 5.34% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.75% 43.04% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 7
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.65%

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
117 79 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 16.16% 12.40% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 52 25
Median daily rate £350 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £33.72 £19.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.92% +77.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for QA.

1 73 (69.52%) Agile Software Development
1 73 (69.52%) Selenium
2 56 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 53 (50.48%) TDD
4 49 (46.67%) Cucumber
5 46 (43.81%) Java
6 44 (41.90%) Jenkins
7 42 (40.00%) BDD
8 35 (33.33%) User Stories
9 33 (31.43%) Scala
10 32 (30.48%) Automation Testing
11 31 (29.52%) WebDriver
11 31 (29.52%) SQL
11 31 (29.52%) Web Services
12 28 (26.67%) HP UFT
13 26 (24.76%) Automated Testing
13 26 (24.76%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (23.81%) Test Scripting
14 25 (23.81%) JSON
14 25 (23.81%) .NET
15 23 (21.90%) XML
15 23 (21.90%) Ruby
15 23 (21.90%) Scrum
15 23 (21.90%) WCAG
16 21 (20.00%) Web Testing
16 21 (20.00%) RSpec
16 21 (20.00%) Open Source
16 21 (20.00%) JUnit
17 19 (18.10%) Sahi
17 19 (18.10%) WATIR

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (13.33%) Confluence
2 2 (1.90%) OpenROAD
2 2 (1.90%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.95%) nginx
3 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) GitHub
2 1 (0.95%) IaaS
2 1 (0.95%) PaaS
2 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) SNMP
2 2 (1.90%) Internet
2 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) DHCP
3 1 (0.95%) DNS
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) Network Security
3 1 (0.95%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.95%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 73 (69.52%) Selenium
2 49 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 44 (41.90%) Jenkins
4 31 (29.52%) WebDriver
5 28 (26.67%) HP UFT
6 21 (20.00%) JUnit
6 21 (20.00%) RSpec
7 19 (18.10%) Sahi
7 19 (18.10%) WATIR
8 14 (13.33%) JIRA
9 12 (11.43%) LoadRunner
10 8 (7.62%) SoapUI
11 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
11 7 (6.67%) JMeter
12 4 (3.81%) Burp Suite
13 3 (2.86%) Hudson
13 3 (2.86%) Jasmine
13 3 (2.86%) Protractor
13 3 (2.86%) Subversion
14 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (17.14%) Games
2 5 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (0.95%) Law
3 1 (0.95%) Legal
3 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 27 (25.71%) Test Engineer
3 24 (22.86%) QA Test Engineer
4 23 (21.90%) Tester
5 20 (19.05%) Quality Engineer
6 13 (12.38%) QA Tester
7 12 (11.43%) Developer
8 10 (9.52%) Automation Tester
9 8 (7.62%) Analyst
9 8 (7.62%) Senior QA Engineer
9 8 (7.62%) Senior Test Engineer
10 7 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (6.67%) Software Developer
11 6 (5.71%) Senior Quality Engineer
11 6 (5.71%) Technical Leader
11 6 (5.71%) Test Analyst
12 5 (4.76%) Lead Developer
12 5 (4.76%) QA Analyst
12 5 (4.76%) Senior QA Tester
12 5 (4.76%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (29.52%) Web Services
2 25 (23.81%) .NET
2 25 (23.81%) JSON
3 23 (21.90%) XML
4 15 (14.29%) RESTful
5 12 (11.43%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.76%) Spring
7 3 (2.86%) Node.js
8 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.90%) CSS
8 2 (1.90%) HTML
8 2 (1.90%) REST
9 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.95%) D3.js
9 1 (0.95%) HTML5
9 1 (0.95%) J2EE
9 1 (0.95%) JDBC
9 1 (0.95%) JMS
9 1 (0.95%) SOAP
9 1 (0.95%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.86%) NHS
2 3 (2.86%) PKI
3 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.90%) Replication
4 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.95%) Tandem
4 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.48%) Linux
2 10 (9.52%) Unix
3 4 (3.81%) Windows
4 3 (2.86%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.95%) AIX
5 1 (0.95%) CentOS
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (69.52%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 53 (50.48%) TDD
4 42 (40.00%) BDD
5 35 (33.33%) User Stories
6 32 (30.48%) Automation Testing
7 26 (24.76%) Automated Testing
7 26 (24.76%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (23.81%) Test Scripting
9 23 (21.90%) Scrum
10 21 (20.00%) Open Source
10 21 (20.00%) Web Testing
11 18 (17.14%) Defect Tracking
12 17 (16.19%) Waterfall
13 15 (14.29%) Kanban
14 14 (13.33%) API Testing
14 14 (13.33%) Software Engineering
15 13 (12.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (12.38%) Performance Testing
16 11 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (43.81%) Java
2 33 (31.43%) Scala
3 31 (29.52%) SQL
4 23 (21.90%) Ruby
5 12 (11.43%) Groovy
6 9 (8.57%) C++
7 8 (7.62%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.67%) C#
9 6 (5.71%) C
10 3 (2.86%) Python
10 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.90%) Perl
11 2 (1.90%) PHP
11 2 (1.90%) VB
11 2 (1.90%) VB6
12 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.76%) ISEB
3 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.95%) MAPM
4 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.90%) WCAG
2 8 (7.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (4.76%) WAI
4 2 (1.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (8.57%) Atlassian
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle
3 3 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (0.95%) Google
4 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.95%) RightScale
4 1 (0.95%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.95%) SOASTA, Inc
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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