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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 29 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.30% 2.79% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.18% 70.59% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 1
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£373 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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
49 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.96% 3.95% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 1
Average daily rate £332 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 19 (51.35%) Java
2 19 (51.35%) XML
2 19 (51.35%) TDD
2 19 (51.35%) Test Automation
2 19 (51.35%) BDD
3 18 (48.65%) Open Source
4 17 (45.95%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (43.24%) NoSQL
5 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (43.24%) Web Services
6 15 (40.54%) MongoDB
6 15 (40.54%) RESTful
6 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
7 14 (37.84%) Project Management
8 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
8 11 (29.73%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (24.32%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
11 7 (18.92%) Selenium
11 7 (18.92%) Problem Management
12 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
12 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
13 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
13 5 (13.51%) Finance
13 5 (13.51%) UNIX
13 5 (13.51%) Oracle
13 5 (13.51%) WATIR
13 5 (13.51%) Ruby
13 5 (13.51%) Sahi

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.11%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.41%) Node.js
3 1 (2.70%) CICS
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle 10gAS
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) NoSQL
2 15 (40.54%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.70%) DB2
4 1 (2.70%) Redis
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (18.92%) Selenium
3 5 (13.51%) WATIR
3 5 (13.51%) Sahi
4 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.81%) LoadRunner
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (2.70%) JBehave
6 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) QA Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Applications Developer
7 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) DBA
8 1 (2.70%) Project Office Support
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (51.35%) XML
2 16 (43.24%) Web Services
3 15 (40.54%) RESTful
4 4 (10.81%) .NET
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.70%) Mustache
6 1 (2.70%) Sass
6 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) Informatics
2 1 (2.70%) Health Informatics
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) TDD
1 19 (51.35%) Test Automation
1 19 (51.35%) BDD
2 17 (45.95%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
5 14 (37.84%) Project Management
6 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (18.92%) Problem Management
8 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
10 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.81%) Change Control
10 4 (10.81%) Data Management
10 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Workflow
10 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (10.81%) Migration
11 3 (8.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 19 (51.35%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) Ruby
4 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.11%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) JCL
5 1 (2.70%) COBOL
5 1 (2.70%) Groovy
5 1 (2.70%) Clojure
5 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) SaltStack
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