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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 24 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.57% 2.43% 1.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.92% 28.57% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Average daily rate £350 £320 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -41.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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
65 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.66% 8.51% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 2
Average daily rate £405 £399 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -27.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
3 16 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 14 (23.33%) Risk Management
5 12 (20.00%) Selenium
6 11 (18.33%) LoadRunner
6 11 (18.33%) Windows
6 11 (18.33%) Linux
7 10 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 10 (16.67%) Change Control
8 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
9 8 (13.33%) Java
9 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (13.33%) HP UFT
9 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 8 (13.33%) JMeter
9 8 (13.33%) Finance
9 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 8 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (11.67%) Performance Metrics
10 7 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
10 7 (11.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
10 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
10 7 (11.67%) Project Management
10 7 (11.67%) Unix

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
2 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) IaaS
1 2 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) SNMP
2 2 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Big Data
1 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Selenium
2 11 (18.33%) LoadRunner
3 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.33%) HP UFT
4 8 (13.33%) JMeter
5 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.00%) JIRA
7 4 (6.67%) LoadUI
7 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 4 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
8 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.33%) JUnit
9 2 (3.33%) RSpec
10 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.67%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.67%) Subversion
10 1 (1.67%) Testopia
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Tester
2 10 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Performance Tester
5 5 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Agile Test Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Coordinator
6 4 (6.67%) Functional Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Project Planner
7 3 (5.00%) Programme Office Support
7 3 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (3.33%) .NET
3 2 (3.33%) CSS
3 2 (3.33%) Flash
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (10.00%) CESG
3 4 (6.67%) PKI
4 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.33%) NHS
5 2 (3.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Linux
1 11 (18.33%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Unix
3 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
3 16 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 14 (23.33%) Risk Management
4 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
5 10 (16.67%) Change Control
5 10 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
6 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 7 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (11.67%) Project Management
9 6 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) Java
2 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.00%) Python
2 6 (10.00%) Ruby
3 4 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) C
5 2 (3.33%) C++
5 2 (3.33%) Perl
5 2 (3.33%) Scala
5 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.67%) SQL
6 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.00%) ISEB
5 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) GPG13
1 5 (8.33%) WAI
1 5 (8.33%) WCAG
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (3.33%) IBM
2 2 (3.33%) Informatica
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Rally
3 1 (1.67%) SAP