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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 27 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.69% 6.76% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 85.19% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.41%
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
54 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.38% 7.94% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 7
Average daily rate £325 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £325 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 3 July 2015.

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 July 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 22 (45.83%) Java
2 21 (43.75%) TDD
2 21 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 20 (41.67%) SQL
4 19 (39.58%) XML
4 19 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (39.58%) BDD
5 18 (37.50%) Open Source
5 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (37.50%) Web Services
6 17 (35.42%) Automated Testing
6 17 (35.42%) RESTful
7 16 (33.33%) NoSQL
8 15 (31.25%) MongoDB
9 14 (29.17%) Project Management
9 14 (29.17%) Configuration Management
10 11 (22.92%) Agile Project Management
11 10 (20.83%) Selenium
12 9 (18.75%) HP UFT
13 8 (16.67%) Risk Management
13 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 7 (14.58%) Problem Management
14 7 (14.58%) Ruby
14 7 (14.58%) Change Control
14 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
15 6 (12.50%) Automation Testing
15 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 6 (12.50%) Finance
15 6 (12.50%) .NET
15 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle 10gAS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 15 (31.25%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.08%) Redis
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 9 (18.75%) HP UFT
3 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.42%) Sahi
4 5 (10.42%) WATIR
5 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.17%) JUnit
7 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.17%) RSpec
8 1 (2.08%) JBehave
8 1 (2.08%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) QA Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Programme Office Support
6 4 (8.33%) Tester
7 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle Applications Developer
8 2 (4.17%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) XML
2 18 (37.50%) Web Services
3 17 (35.42%) RESTful
4 6 (12.50%) .NET
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.17%) SOAP
6 2 (4.17%) WCF
7 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.08%) Mustache
7 1 (2.08%) Sass
7 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) DTV
1 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.08%) Informatics
1 1 (2.08%) Health Informatics
1 1 (2.08%) User Experience
1 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) TDD
1 21 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 19 (39.58%) BDD
2 19 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (37.50%) Open Source
3 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (35.42%) Automated Testing
5 14 (29.17%) Configuration Management
5 14 (29.17%) Project Management
6 11 (22.92%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 7 (14.58%) Problem Management
8 7 (14.58%) Change Control
9 6 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Data Management
11 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Java
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) Scala
5 3 (6.25%) VB
5 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Clojure
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) Salt
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) SAP
2 1 (2.08%) Informatica
2 1 (2.08%) SaltStack
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