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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 36 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.18% 5.24% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.91% 43.94% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 11
Median daily rate £354 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £292 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-62.16% +72.09%
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
201 66 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 17.77% 11.93% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 50 20
Median daily rate £290 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.08% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (29.31%) Java
2 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Automated Testing
3 15 (25.86%) LoadRunner
4 14 (24.14%) HP UFT
4 14 (24.14%) Windows
4 14 (24.14%) Linux
5 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.41%) Functional Testing
6 12 (20.69%) Unix
6 12 (20.69%) Regression Testing
7 11 (18.97%) Visual Studio
7 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
7 11 (18.97%) Facilita Forecast
7 11 (18.97%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (18.97%) Cucumber
7 11 (18.97%) Performance Metrics
8 10 (17.24%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
8 10 (17.24%) HP SiteScope
8 10 (17.24%) Selenium
8 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
9 9 (15.52%) SQL
10 8 (13.79%) Oracle
10 8 (13.79%) HTML
10 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
11 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
11 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
11 7 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.90%) Documentum
3 3 (5.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) IaaS
1 2 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) SNMP
2 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.72%) LAN
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.72%) Big Data
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) LoadRunner
2 14 (24.14%) HP UFT
3 11 (18.97%) Cucumber
3 11 (18.97%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (18.97%) Visual Studio
4 10 (17.24%) Selenium
5 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.90%) JIRA
6 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.17%) JMeter
8 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.72%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.72%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.72%) Subversion
8 1 (1.72%) Testopia
General
1 2 (3.45%) Publishing
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Analyst
2 14 (24.14%) Tester
3 12 (20.69%) Test Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) Test Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) QA Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Data Manager
6 6 (10.34%) Data Migration Manager
6 6 (10.34%) Migration Manager
6 6 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.62%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Functional Tester
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Tester
9 3 (5.17%) Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Documentum Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) HTML
2 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) HTML5
2 3 (5.17%) Spring
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (10.34%) CESG
2 6 (10.34%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.72%) Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Linux
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.72%) Debian
4 1 (1.72%) SUSE
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (27.59%) Automated Testing
2 13 (22.41%) Functional Testing
2 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
3 12 (20.69%) Regression Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
5 10 (17.24%) Defect Tracking
5 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
5 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
7 7 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
7 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy
8 6 (10.34%) Data Migration
8 6 (10.34%) Master Data Management
8 6 (10.34%) Open Source
8 6 (10.34%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) Java
2 9 (15.52%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) VB
4 5 (8.62%) C
4 5 (8.62%) Ruby
5 4 (6.90%) Perl
5 4 (6.90%) Python
6 3 (5.17%) C#
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
1 7 (12.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) ISEB
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) CCNP
6 1 (1.72%) MCSE
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) WAI
1 6 (10.34%) WCAG
2 5 (8.62%) GPG13
3 3 (5.17%) GxP
4 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) HP
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Informatica
5 1 (1.72%) Rally
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
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