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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 35 14
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -21
Contract jobs citing QA 35 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.96% 4.93% 9.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.96% 39.29% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 28
Median daily rate £402 £322 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.84% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £195 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £30.78 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-65.88% +69.79%
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
234 84 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 19.78% 12.56% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 62 37
Median daily rate £280 £373 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.83% -12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £232 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £537 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -9.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 19 (31.67%) Unix
2 17 (28.33%) Java
2 17 (28.33%) Software Testing
3 16 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 16 (26.67%) Windows
3 16 (26.67%) Linux
3 16 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 15 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 15 (25.00%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 14 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (23.33%) Performance Metrics
6 13 (21.67%) HP SiteScope
6 13 (21.67%) Defect Tracking
6 13 (21.67%) HP UFT
7 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
8 11 (18.33%) Test Strategy
8 11 (18.33%) Facilita Forecast
8 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
9 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
10 8 (13.33%) Problem Management
10 8 (13.33%) Web Services
10 8 (13.33%) Oracle
10 8 (13.33%) HTML
10 8 (13.33%) Open Source
10 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
11 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center

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 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.33%) Documentum
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) Skype
3 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
3 1 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 13 (21.67%) HP UFT
3 11 (18.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.00%) Selenium
6 4 (6.67%) JMeter
7 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.00%) LoadUI
7 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.33%) Sahi
8 2 (3.33%) WATIR
8 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.67%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.33%) Publishing
1 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Tester
3 9 (15.00%) Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Data Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Data Migration Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Migration Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Performance Tester
5 6 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Documentum Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Junior Project Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Performance Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) HTML
1 8 (13.33%) Web Services
2 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) HTML5
2 3 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.33%) D3.js
3 2 (3.33%) Node.js
3 2 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (1.67%) JSON
4 1 (1.67%) REST
4 1 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.67%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (11.67%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.67%) CESG
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Unix
2 16 (26.67%) Linux
2 16 (26.67%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Debian
3 1 (1.67%) SUSE
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Software Testing
2 16 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 13 (21.67%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Test Strategy
8 8 (13.33%) Open Source
8 8 (13.33%) Problem Management
9 7 (11.67%) BDD
9 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
9 7 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
9 7 (11.67%) SDLC
9 7 (11.67%) TDD
10 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (10.00%) Master Data Management
10 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) Java
2 15 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) VB
4 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.67%) Ruby
5 3 (5.00%) C
5 3 (5.00%) C++
6 2 (3.33%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) Perl
6 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.00%) ISEB
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) CCNA
8 1 (1.67%) CCNP
8 1 (1.67%) MCSE
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.00%) GxP
3 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 2 (3.33%) WAI
3 2 (3.33%) WCAG
4 1 (1.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) HP
4 3 (5.00%) SAP
4 3 (5.00%) VMware
5 2 (3.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) Informatica
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
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