The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 110 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.36% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1244 752 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.69% 95.19% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 422 351
Median daily rate £338 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.99% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £540 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 80 19
Median hourly rate £27.75 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £22.50 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the North East region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North East

QA Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -45 4 £326 -6.78%
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) GPG13
5 1 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SFIA
5 1 (16.67%) Web Operations
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Linux

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CESG
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) GPG13
2 1 (16.67%) WAI
2 1 (16.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP