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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.64% - 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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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
22 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.52% 2.12% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 2
Average daily rate £375 £280 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.16% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £456 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 21 (45.65%) HP
1 21 (45.65%) Automated Testing
1 21 (45.65%) Test Scripting
2 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
3 17 (36.96%) Problem Management
3 17 (36.96%) Configuration Management
4 15 (32.61%) Regression Testing
4 15 (32.61%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (28.26%) Software Testing
6 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 9 (19.57%) Incident Management
7 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
7 9 (19.57%) Firewall
7 9 (19.57%) Service Management
7 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
7 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
7 9 (19.57%) Juniper
7 9 (19.57%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco
7 9 (19.57%) LAN
7 9 (19.57%) WAN
7 9 (19.57%) ITIL
7 9 (19.57%) WhatsUp Gold
7 9 (19.57%) Network Management
7 9 (19.57%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (17.39%) F5
8 8 (17.39%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (10.87%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle 10gAS
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Office
2 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) WAN
1 9 (19.57%) Firewall
1 9 (19.57%) LAN
2 8 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (17.39%) DNS
2 8 (17.39%) SSL
3 6 (13.04%) SAN
3 6 (13.04%) Network Security
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (10.87%) Junos
5 1 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (17.39%) LoadRunner
3 7 (15.22%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (8.70%) JUnit
5 4 (8.70%) Selenium
5 4 (8.70%) RSpec
5 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Network Engineer
1 8 (17.39%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Tester
2 6 (13.04%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Performance Tester
3 4 (8.70%) Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Head of Testing
5 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.35%) Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) DBA
6 1 (2.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Structures
2 6 (13.04%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) UNIX
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
1 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Automated Testing
1 21 (45.65%) Test Scripting
2 17 (36.96%) Problem Management
2 17 (36.96%) Configuration Management
3 15 (32.61%) Regression Testing
4 13 (28.26%) Software Testing
5 9 (19.57%) Incident Management
5 9 (19.57%) Service Management
5 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
5 9 (19.57%) ITIL
5 9 (19.57%) Network Management
5 9 (19.57%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (17.39%) Migration
6 8 (17.39%) Network Design
7 7 (15.22%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
7 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.04%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Java
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Ruby
2 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Scala
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
4 7 (15.22%) ISEB
5 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) SLA
2 6 (13.04%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.17%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
1 6 (13.04%) vSphere
1 6 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (19.57%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) HP
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco
2 9 (19.57%) Juniper
2 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
3 8 (17.39%) McAfee
3 8 (17.39%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) F5
4 6 (13.04%) 3PAR
4 6 (13.04%) TippingPoint
4 6 (13.04%) EMC
5 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
5 2 (4.35%) Crossbeam
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) Micro Focus
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
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