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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 35 15
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 37 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.80% 5.13% 9.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.78% 36.89% 62.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 34
Median daily rate £310 £325 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -14.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £198 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £519 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +27.90%
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
197 103 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.25% 13.90% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 82 53
Median daily rate £280 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £263 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% +23.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £17.00 £16.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.14%) Java
2 22 (30.14%) SQL
3 20 (27.40%) Unix
4 19 (26.03%) Test Scripting
5 16 (21.92%) TDD
5 16 (21.92%) Software Testing
5 16 (21.92%) Selenium
5 16 (21.92%) Cucumber
6 15 (20.55%) Automated Testing
6 15 (20.55%) Regression Testing
7 14 (19.18%) HP UFT
7 14 (19.18%) Web Services
7 14 (19.18%) BDD
8 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
8 13 (17.81%) Defect Tracking
8 13 (17.81%) Windows
8 13 (17.81%) Linux
8 13 (17.81%) LoadRunner
9 12 (16.44%) Open Source
10 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
10 11 (15.07%) Test Strategy
10 11 (15.07%) HP SiteScope
10 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
10 11 (15.07%) Performance Testing
10 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.07%) Performance Metrics
10 11 (15.07%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (13.70%) Client/Server
12 9 (12.33%) XML

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 5 (6.85%) Documentum
1 5 (6.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) Skype
3 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Cucumber
1 16 (21.92%) Selenium
2 14 (19.18%) HP UFT
3 13 (17.81%) LoadRunner
4 8 (10.96%) Facilita Forecast
4 8 (10.96%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
4 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.22%) Sahi
5 6 (8.22%) WATIR
6 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.48%) JMeter
7 3 (4.11%) JUnit
7 3 (4.11%) LoadUI
7 3 (4.11%) RSpec
7 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.74%) Hudson
8 2 (2.74%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.74%) Protractor
8 2 (2.74%) Subversion
General
1 2 (2.74%) Games
1 2 (2.74%) Publishing
1 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Analyst
2 13 (17.81%) Developer
3 12 (16.44%) Test Analyst
4 10 (13.70%) Tester
5 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Data Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Data Migration Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Migration Manager
6 6 (8.22%) QA Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) QA Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.85%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Lead Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Lead Software Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Performance Tester
8 4 (5.48%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) Web Services
2 9 (12.33%) XML
3 7 (9.59%) .NET
3 7 (9.59%) HTML
4 6 (8.22%) JSON
5 3 (4.11%) HTML5
6 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.74%) D3.js
6 2 (2.74%) Node.js
6 2 (2.74%) RESTful
6 2 (2.74%) Spring
7 1 (1.37%) REST
7 1 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.37%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Performance Metrics
2 10 (13.70%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.85%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) Unix
2 13 (17.81%) Linux
2 13 (17.81%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Debian
3 1 (1.37%) SUSE
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) Test Scripting
3 16 (21.92%) Software Testing
3 16 (21.92%) TDD
4 15 (20.55%) Automated Testing
4 15 (20.55%) Regression Testing
5 14 (19.18%) BDD
6 13 (17.81%) Defect Tracking
7 12 (16.44%) Open Source
8 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.07%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (15.07%) Performance Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
8 11 (15.07%) Test Strategy
8 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.96%) SDLC
10 7 (9.59%) Functional Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Problem Management
10 7 (9.59%) Project Planning
11 6 (8.22%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) Java
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 8 (10.96%) Ruby
3 7 (9.59%) C++
4 5 (6.85%) C
4 5 (6.85%) VB
5 4 (5.48%) C#
5 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.11%) Scala
7 2 (2.74%) Perl
7 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
4 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (8.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (5.48%) ISEB
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) CCNA
8 1 (1.37%) CCNP
8 1 (1.37%) MCSE
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.11%) GxP
2 3 (4.11%) WCAG
3 2 (2.74%) SLA
4 1 (1.37%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (8.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.74%) WSUS
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) HP
4 3 (4.11%) SAP
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.74%) Symantec
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco
6 1 (1.37%) Informatica
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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