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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 32 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.12% 0.60% 5.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 74.42% 7.69% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 0 14
Average daily rate
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£377 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 - £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
43 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.25% 7.78% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 7 14
Average daily rate £426 £500 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.80% +106.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £475 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £510 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
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Tyne and Wear

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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 25 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 23 (57.50%) HP
3 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
3 19 (47.50%) Automated Testing
4 18 (45.00%) Problem Management
5 17 (42.50%) Regression Testing
6 16 (40.00%) Configuration Management
7 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
8 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
8 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (25.00%) Migration
9 10 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (25.00%) Oracle
9 10 (25.00%) ITIL
10 9 (22.50%) SLA
10 9 (22.50%) Workflow
10 9 (22.50%) Finance
10 9 (22.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
11 8 (20.00%) Data Management
11 8 (20.00%) General Ledger
11 8 (20.00%) LoadRunner

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (22.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) WAN
1 6 (15.00%) Firewall
1 6 (15.00%) LAN
2 5 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (10.00%) Network Security
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) SSL
3 4 (10.00%) SAN
3 4 (10.00%) Junos
3 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (17.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (15.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (12.50%) JUnit
4 5 (12.50%) Selenium
4 5 (12.50%) RSpec
4 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) CaliberRM
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle Applications Support
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) UNIX
2 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Automated Testing
1 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 18 (45.00%) Problem Management
3 17 (42.50%) Regression Testing
4 16 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
6 10 (25.00%) ITIL
6 10 (25.00%) Migration
6 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (22.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (22.50%) Workflow
8 8 (20.00%) Data Management
9 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Network Management
10 6 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
10 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PL/SQL
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Java
2 5 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Scala
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (15.00%) ISEB
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (10.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
2 4 (10.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.50%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (10.00%) vSphere
1 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (15.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) HP
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) Juniper
3 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (15.00%) F5
4 5 (12.50%) McAfee
5 4 (10.00%) EMC
5 4 (10.00%) TippingPoint
5 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 3 (7.50%) Crossbeam
6 3 (7.50%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.50%) Curam
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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