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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 43 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 37 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.58% 3.37% 2.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.58% 39.29% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 5
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.72
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.24%

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
83 56 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.52% 8.58% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 19
Median daily rate £350 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £9.79 £19.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.79% +77.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 72 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
1 72 (73.47%) Selenium
2 57 (58.16%) Test Automation
3 49 (50.00%) Java
4 45 (45.92%) Jenkins
5 44 (44.90%) TDD
6 43 (43.88%) User Stories
6 43 (43.88%) Cucumber
7 40 (40.82%) BDD
7 40 (40.82%) Scala
8 34 (34.69%) Automation Testing
9 32 (32.65%) Automated Testing
10 30 (30.61%) Web Services
10 30 (30.61%) Scrum
10 30 (30.61%) WebDriver
11 24 (24.49%) API Testing
12 23 (23.47%) RESTful
12 23 (23.47%) Software Engineering
13 22 (22.45%) HP UFT
13 22 (22.45%) Kanban
13 22 (22.45%) WCAG
13 22 (22.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (21.43%) Gherkin
14 21 (21.43%) JSON
14 21 (21.43%) JIRA
14 21 (21.43%) Groovy
14 21 (21.43%) Test Scripting
14 21 (21.43%) Confluence
14 21 (21.43%) SQL
15 19 (19.39%) .NET

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 21 (21.43%) Confluence
2 2 (2.04%) OpenROAD
2 2 (2.04%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.02%) nginx
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) GitHub
2 1 (1.02%) IaaS
2 1 (1.02%) PaaS
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) SNMP
2 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) DHCP
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) Network Security
3 1 (1.02%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.02%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 72 (73.47%) Selenium
2 45 (45.92%) Jenkins
3 43 (43.88%) Cucumber
4 30 (30.61%) WebDriver
5 22 (22.45%) HP UFT
6 21 (21.43%) JIRA
7 19 (19.39%) JUnit
7 19 (19.39%) RSpec
8 14 (14.29%) SoapUI
9 13 (13.27%) Sahi
9 13 (13.27%) WATIR
10 12 (12.24%) LoadRunner
11 7 (7.14%) JMeter
12 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
13 4 (4.08%) Burp Suite
14 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
15 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
15 1 (1.02%) NetBeans
15 1 (1.02%) Protractor
15 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 17 (17.35%) Games
2 5 (5.10%) Finance
3 1 (1.02%) Law
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.63%) QA Engineer
1 31 (31.63%) Tester
2 25 (25.51%) Test Engineer
3 22 (22.45%) QA Test Engineer
4 18 (18.37%) Quality Engineer
5 16 (16.33%) Automation Tester
5 16 (16.33%) QA Tester
6 8 (8.16%) Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Senior QA Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
7 7 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 6 (6.12%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (6.12%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Senior QA Tester
9 5 (5.10%) Senior Tester
9 5 (5.10%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.61%) Web Services
2 23 (23.47%) RESTful
3 21 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 21 (21.43%) JSON
4 19 (19.39%) .NET
5 15 (15.31%) XML
6 6 (6.12%) Spring
7 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.04%) CSS
7 2 (2.04%) HTML
7 2 (2.04%) Node.js
7 2 (2.04%) REST
8 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.02%) D3.js
8 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.02%) J2EE
8 1 (1.02%) JDBC
8 1 (1.02%) JMS
8 1 (1.02%) SOAP
8 1 (1.02%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.06%) NHS
2 3 (3.06%) PKI
3 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.02%) Tandem
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Linux
2 7 (7.14%) Unix
3 4 (4.08%) Windows
4 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.02%) AIX
5 1 (1.02%) CentOS
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (58.16%) Test Automation
3 44 (44.90%) TDD
4 43 (43.88%) User Stories
5 40 (40.82%) BDD
6 34 (34.69%) Automation Testing
7 32 (32.65%) Automated Testing
8 30 (30.61%) Scrum
9 24 (24.49%) API Testing
10 23 (23.47%) Software Engineering
11 22 (22.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (22.45%) Kanban
12 21 (21.43%) Test Scripting
13 19 (19.39%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (19.39%) Performance Testing
13 19 (19.39%) Web Testing
14 17 (17.35%) Defect Tracking
14 17 (17.35%) Exploratory Testing
15 16 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 16 (16.33%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (50.00%) Java
2 40 (40.82%) Scala
3 21 (21.43%) Groovy
3 21 (21.43%) SQL
4 17 (17.35%) Ruby
5 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.10%) C#
6 5 (5.10%) C++
7 4 (4.08%) C
8 3 (3.06%) Python
8 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.04%) Perl
9 2 (2.04%) PHP
9 2 (2.04%) VB
9 2 (2.04%) VB6
10 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) ISEB
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) MAPM
5 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.45%) WCAG
2 6 (6.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (5.10%) WAI
4 2 (2.04%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) Atlassian
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.06%) HP
5 1 (1.02%) Google
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.02%) RightScale
5 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.02%) SOASTA, Inc
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