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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 60 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.30% 4.95% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.90% 37.93% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 12
Median daily rate £350 £381 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £693 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
177 87 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 15.62% 13.04% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 66 40
Median daily rate £375 £405 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £22.36 £19.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £19.15 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £19.50 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016, 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 61 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (55.00%) Selenium
3 43 (43.00%) Test Automation
4 42 (42.00%) Cucumber
4 42 (42.00%) TDD
4 42 (42.00%) Java
5 33 (33.00%) SQL
6 31 (31.00%) Web Services
7 30 (30.00%) Jenkins
8 29 (29.00%) BDD
9 27 (27.00%) User Stories
10 25 (25.00%) Scala
10 25 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (24.00%) Test Scripting
11 24 (24.00%) Automation Testing
12 23 (23.00%) WebDriver
13 22 (22.00%) XML
13 22 (22.00%) JSON
14 21 (21.00%) .NET
14 21 (21.00%) Ruby
15 20 (20.00%) Automated Testing
15 20 (20.00%) HP UFT
16 19 (19.00%) WCAG
16 19 (19.00%) Open Source
17 18 (18.00%) Scrum
18 17 (17.00%) JUnit
18 17 (17.00%) Unix
18 17 (17.00%) RSpec
18 17 (17.00%) Sahi
18 17 (17.00%) 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 12 (12.00%) Confluence
2 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.00%) OpenROAD
2 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.00%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.00%) nginx
3 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.00%) GitHub
2 1 (1.00%) IaaS
2 1 (1.00%) PaaS
2 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.00%) SNMP
3 2 (2.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.00%) Skype
4 1 (1.00%) DHCP
4 1 (1.00%) DNS
4 1 (1.00%) Firewall
4 1 (1.00%) Network Security
4 1 (1.00%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 55 (55.00%) Selenium
2 42 (42.00%) Cucumber
3 30 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 23 (23.00%) WebDriver
5 20 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 17 (17.00%) JUnit
6 17 (17.00%) RSpec
6 17 (17.00%) Sahi
6 17 (17.00%) WATIR
7 12 (12.00%) JIRA
8 10 (10.00%) JMeter
9 9 (9.00%) LoadRunner
9 9 (9.00%) SoapUI
10 7 (7.00%) Git (software)
11 4 (4.00%) Burp Suite
12 3 (3.00%) Hudson
12 3 (3.00%) Jasmine
12 3 (3.00%) LoadUI
12 3 (3.00%) Protractor
12 3 (3.00%) Subversion
General
1 14 (14.00%) Games
2 5 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.00%) Law
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (29.00%) QA Engineer
2 23 (23.00%) Test Engineer
3 20 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 18 (18.00%) Tester
5 17 (17.00%) Quality Engineer
6 16 (16.00%) Developer
7 10 (10.00%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.00%) Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Senior QA Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Software Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Technical Leader
9 7 (7.00%) Lead Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Lead Software Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Test Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 6 (6.00%) Technical Developer
11 5 (5.00%) Automation Tester
11 5 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.00%) Web Services
2 22 (22.00%) JSON
2 22 (22.00%) XML
3 21 (21.00%) .NET
4 11 (11.00%) RESTful
5 8 (8.00%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.00%) Spring
7 4 (4.00%) Node.js
8 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.00%) REST
10 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.00%) Apache Axis
10 1 (1.00%) Apache CXF
10 1 (1.00%) D3.js
10 1 (1.00%) Guice
10 1 (1.00%) HTML5
10 1 (1.00%) JPA
10 1 (1.00%) jQuery
10 1 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.00%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.00%) NHS
2 3 (3.00%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (3.00%) PKI
3 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.00%) Tandem
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.00%) Unix
2 14 (14.00%) Linux
3 8 (8.00%) Windows
4 3 (3.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.00%) AIX
5 1 (1.00%) CentOS
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.00%) Test Automation
3 42 (42.00%) TDD
4 29 (29.00%) BDD
5 27 (27.00%) User Stories
6 25 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (24.00%) Automation Testing
7 24 (24.00%) Test Scripting
8 20 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 19 (19.00%) Open Source
10 18 (18.00%) Scrum
11 17 (17.00%) Defect Tracking
11 17 (17.00%) Web Testing
12 15 (15.00%) Waterfall
13 13 (13.00%) Performance Testing
14 11 (11.00%) Kanban
14 11 (11.00%) Project Planning
15 10 (10.00%) API Testing
15 10 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.00%) Java
2 33 (33.00%) SQL
3 25 (25.00%) Scala
4 21 (21.00%) Ruby
5 12 (12.00%) C++
6 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (8.00%) Groovy
8 7 (7.00%) C
9 6 (6.00%) C#
10 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.00%) Perl
11 2 (2.00%) Python
12 1 (1.00%) PHP
12 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.00%) VB
12 1 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.00%) ISEB
4 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.00%) MAPM
6 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.00%) WCAG
2 6 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (5.00%) WAI
4 3 (3.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.00%) WSUS
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (7.00%) Atlassian
2 5 (5.00%) HP
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.00%) Intel Security
4 2 (2.00%) Symantec
4 2 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (1.00%) Google
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.00%) RightScale
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