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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 52 24
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -28
Contract jobs citing QA 22 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.53% 1.65% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 50.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
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£338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +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 £35.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+43.00% +25.00%
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
33 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.79% 3.31% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 1
Average daily rate £318 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.63% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

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 27 April 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 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 11 (39.29%) SQL
1 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
2 10 (35.71%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) XML
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) TDD
3 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 9 (32.14%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 8 (28.57%) Project Management
4 8 (28.57%) Open Source
5 7 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 7 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (25.00%) Web Services
5 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 6 (21.43%) RESTful
6 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
7 5 (17.86%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) Finance
7 5 (17.86%) Migration
7 5 (17.86%) UNIX
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (14.29%) Risk Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 3 (10.71%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.57%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) Redis
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Sahi
3 3 (10.71%) WATIR
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) JBehave
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.57%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) XML
2 7 (25.00%) Web Services
3 6 (21.43%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) Mustache
5 1 (3.57%) Sass
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Health Informatics
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) VME
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) TDD
2 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
2 9 (32.14%) BDD
3 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (28.57%) Project Management
4 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (14.29%) Change Control
7 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 4 (14.29%) Workflow
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) Data Management
7 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.71%) VB
3 3 (10.71%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) COBOL
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) Scala
5 1 (3.57%) Clojure
5 1 (3.57%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Salt
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco
2 1 (3.57%) EMC
2 1 (3.57%) Juniper
2 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.57%) McAfee
2 1 (3.57%) Micro Focus
2 1 (3.57%) Crossbeam
2 1 (3.57%) TippingPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
2 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
2 1 (3.57%) SaltStack
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