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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.47% 1.45% 0.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 42.86% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£300 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
17 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.00% 3.38% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Average daily rate £374 £550 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.04% +103.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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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

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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 30 January 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 15 (46.88%) Automated Testing
1 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 14 (43.75%) Configuration Management
3 13 (40.63%) Problem Management
4 12 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 11 (34.38%) Regression Testing
6 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) HP
8 8 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (21.88%) LoadRunner
9 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (21.88%) Automation Testing
10 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
10 6 (18.75%) ITIL
10 6 (18.75%) Java
10 6 (18.75%) MS Office
11 5 (15.63%) Oracle
11 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.63%) LAN
11 5 (15.63%) WAN
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco
11 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
11 5 (15.63%) Juniper
11 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (15.63%) Firewall
11 5 (15.63%) Service Management
11 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle 10gAS
1 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) LAN
1 5 (15.63%) WAN
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (12.50%) Network Security
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) SSL
2 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.38%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (21.88%) LoadRunner
3 5 (15.63%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.50%) RSpec
4 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 4 (12.50%) Selenium
4 4 (12.50%) JUnit
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Tester
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Tester
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Test Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Head of Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Structures
2 4 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Data Conversion
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Automated Testing
1 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 14 (43.75%) Configuration Management
3 13 (40.63%) Problem Management
4 12 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 11 (34.38%) Regression Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (21.88%) Automation Testing
7 6 (18.75%) ITIL
8 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (15.63%) Service Management
8 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
8 5 (15.63%) Migration
8 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
8 5 (15.63%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (15.63%) Network Management
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) Ruby
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) VB
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.25%) COBOL
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) JCL
5 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.38%) ISEB
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) JSP 440
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (12.50%) vSphere
1 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (15.63%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco
2 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
2 5 (15.63%) Juniper
2 5 (15.63%) McAfee
3 4 (12.50%) TippingPoint
3 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
3 4 (12.50%) F5
3 4 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Micro Focus
4 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
4 1 (3.13%) Crossbeam
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
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