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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 49 25
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -24
Contract jobs citing QA 21 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.15% 1.38% 1.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.63% 50.00% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 1
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£325 £550 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% +83.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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
32 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 7.84% 2.76% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 1
Average daily rate £324 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -5.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -6.57%

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
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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015, 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 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) XML
2 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Problem Management
3 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Finance
5 6 (20.69%) Migration
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.69%) Open Source
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
6 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (17.24%) General Ledger
6 5 (17.24%) Data Management
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) UNIX
6 5 (17.24%) SLA

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.90%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.45%) Redis
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (10.34%) Sahi
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) WATIR
3 3 (10.34%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Office Support
5 1 (3.45%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Project Office Support
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications Support
5 1 (3.45%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) RESTful
4 2 (6.90%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) Mustache
5 1 (3.45%) Sass
5 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Open Source
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Health Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) VME
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
2 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Problem Management
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Migration
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) Data Management
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) Workflow
6 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
7 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) COBOL
6 1 (3.45%) Groovy
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
6 1 (3.45%) Clojure
6 1 (3.45%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.45%) vSphere
1 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Crossbeam
3 1 (3.45%) TippingPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
3 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.45%) EMC
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) McAfee
3 1 (3.45%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.45%) SaltStack