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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 36 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.28% 2.82% 6.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.45% 30.77% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 0 14
Average daily rate
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£375 - £259
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 - £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
55 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.64% 9.15% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 6 15
Average daily rate £418 £488 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% +77.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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 28 (51.85%) Automated Testing
1 28 (51.85%) Test Scripting
1 28 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 27 (50.00%) HP
3 25 (46.30%) Problem Management
4 23 (42.59%) Configuration Management
4 23 (42.59%) Regression Testing
5 21 (38.89%) Software Testing
6 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
6 17 (31.48%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (22.22%) LoadRunner
7 12 (22.22%) Oracle
8 11 (20.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (20.37%) Migration
8 11 (20.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (20.37%) Facilita Forecast
9 10 (18.52%) Automation Testing
9 10 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.52%) Performance Testing
9 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
9 10 (18.52%) Java
9 10 (18.52%) ITIL
9 10 (18.52%) SLA
10 9 (16.67%) UNIX
10 9 (16.67%) SQL
10 9 (16.67%) Data Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle 10gAS
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) LAN
1 7 (12.96%) WAN
1 7 (12.96%) Firewall
2 6 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (9.26%) DNS
3 5 (9.26%) SSL
3 5 (9.26%) Network Security
3 5 (9.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (9.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (7.41%) Junos
4 4 (7.41%) SAN
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
1 12 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 11 (20.37%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (14.81%) RSpec
3 8 (14.81%) WebDriver
3 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
3 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 8 (14.81%) Selenium
3 8 (14.81%) JUnit
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.85%) CaliberRM
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
1 8 (14.81%) General Ledger
2 4 (7.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Test Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Performance Test Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Performance Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Performance Tester
5 4 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) DBA
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Applications Support
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Cryptography
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) UNIX
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Automated Testing
1 28 (51.85%) Test Scripting
2 25 (46.30%) Problem Management
3 23 (42.59%) Configuration Management
3 23 (42.59%) Regression Testing
4 21 (38.89%) Software Testing
5 11 (20.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (20.37%) Migration
5 11 (20.37%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (18.52%) Automation Testing
6 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (18.52%) Performance Testing
6 10 (18.52%) ITIL
7 9 (16.67%) Data Management
7 9 (16.67%) Workflow
7 9 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 8 (14.81%) TDD
8 8 (14.81%) Web Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) Java
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 8 (14.81%) Ruby
4 7 (12.96%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.70%) Scala
5 2 (3.70%) C#
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
4 6 (11.11%) ISEB
4 6 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (9.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) SLA
2 4 (7.41%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.85%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
1 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (7.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (31.48%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (12.96%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) HP
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) Cisco
3 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
3 7 (12.96%) Juniper
3 7 (12.96%) F5
4 6 (11.11%) McAfee
5 4 (7.41%) TippingPoint
5 4 (7.41%) 3PAR
5 4 (7.41%) EMC
6 3 (5.56%) Crossbeam
6 3 (5.56%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.85%) Curam
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