The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North East
Rank 43 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 47 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.81% 3.80% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.64% 37.78% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 18
Median daily rate £350 £374 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £565 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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 North East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
144 90 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.72% 10.07% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 59 41
Median daily rate £350 £420 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £575 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £25.36 £19.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.74% +75.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

QA
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 across the North East region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the North East

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

QA
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 within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 -6 44 £350 -6.35% 11
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 75 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (63.79%) Selenium
3 58 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 55 (47.41%) TDD
5 49 (42.24%) Cucumber
6 48 (41.38%) Java
7 45 (38.79%) Jenkins
8 43 (37.07%) BDD
9 35 (30.17%) User Stories
10 33 (28.45%) SQL
10 33 (28.45%) Web Services
10 33 (28.45%) Scala
11 32 (27.59%) Automation Testing
12 30 (25.86%) WebDriver
12 30 (25.86%) HP UFT
13 27 (23.28%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (22.41%) Automated Testing
15 25 (21.55%) JSON
15 25 (21.55%) XML
15 25 (21.55%) .NET
16 24 (20.69%) Test Scripting
16 24 (20.69%) Ruby
17 23 (19.83%) WCAG
17 23 (19.83%) Scrum
18 22 (18.97%) Open Source
19 21 (18.10%) RSpec
19 21 (18.10%) Web Testing
19 21 (18.10%) JUnit
20 20 (17.24%) WATIR
20 20 (17.24%) Sahi

QA
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 14 (12.07%) Confluence
2 3 (2.59%) OpenROAD
2 3 (2.59%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.86%) nginx
3 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.86%) GitHub
2 1 (0.86%) IaaS
2 1 (0.86%) PaaS
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) SNMP
2 2 (1.72%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.86%) DHCP
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
3 1 (0.86%) Firewall
3 1 (0.86%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.86%) RTSP
3 1 (0.86%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) MongoDB
1 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.86%) DataStage
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 74 (63.79%) Selenium
2 49 (42.24%) Cucumber
3 45 (38.79%) Jenkins
4 30 (25.86%) HP UFT
4 30 (25.86%) WebDriver
5 21 (18.10%) JUnit
5 21 (18.10%) RSpec
6 20 (17.24%) Sahi
6 20 (17.24%) WATIR
7 14 (12.07%) JIRA
7 14 (12.07%) LoadRunner
8 8 (6.90%) SoapUI
9 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
9 7 (6.03%) JMeter
10 4 (3.45%) Burp Suite
11 3 (2.59%) Hudson
11 3 (2.59%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.59%) Protractor
11 3 (2.59%) Subversion
12 1 (0.86%) NetBeans
General
1 18 (15.52%) Games
2 7 (6.03%) Finance
3 1 (0.86%) Advertising
3 1 (0.86%) Law
3 1 (0.86%) Legal
3 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (30.17%) QA Engineer
2 27 (23.28%) Test Engineer
3 24 (20.69%) QA Test Engineer
4 23 (19.83%) Tester
5 20 (17.24%) Quality Engineer
6 15 (12.93%) Developer
7 13 (11.21%) QA Tester
8 10 (8.62%) Automation Tester
9 8 (6.90%) Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) Senior QA Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Senior Test Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
11 6 (5.17%) Senior Quality Engineer
11 6 (5.17%) Technical Leader
11 6 (5.17%) Test Analyst
12 5 (4.31%) Lead Developer
12 5 (4.31%) QA Analyst
12 5 (4.31%) Senior QA Tester
12 5 (4.31%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (28.45%) Web Services
2 25 (21.55%) .NET
2 25 (21.55%) JSON
2 25 (21.55%) XML
3 15 (12.93%) RESTful
4 12 (10.34%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.31%) Spring
6 3 (2.59%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.59%) Node.js
7 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.86%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Axis
7 1 (0.86%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.86%) D3.js
7 1 (0.86%) Guice
7 1 (0.86%) HTML
7 1 (0.86%) HTML5
7 1 (0.86%) JPA
7 1 (0.86%) jQuery
7 1 (0.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.45%) CMDB
2 4 (3.45%) NHS
3 3 (2.59%) PKI
4 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.72%) Replication
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.86%) Tandem
5 1 (0.86%) User Experience
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.86%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.62%) Linux
1 10 (8.62%) Unix
2 4 (3.45%) Windows
3 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.86%) AIX
4 1 (0.86%) Android
4 1 (0.86%) CentOS
4 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 55 (47.41%) TDD
4 43 (37.07%) BDD
5 35 (30.17%) User Stories
6 32 (27.59%) Automation Testing
7 27 (23.28%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (22.41%) Automated Testing
9 24 (20.69%) Test Scripting
10 23 (19.83%) Scrum
11 22 (18.97%) Open Source
12 21 (18.10%) Web Testing
13 18 (15.52%) Defect Tracking
13 18 (15.52%) Waterfall
14 15 (12.93%) Kanban
14 15 (12.93%) Software Engineering
15 14 (12.07%) API Testing
16 13 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (11.21%) Performance Testing
17 11 (9.48%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (41.38%) Java
2 33 (28.45%) Scala
2 33 (28.45%) SQL
3 24 (20.69%) Ruby
4 12 (10.34%) Groovy
5 9 (7.76%) C++
6 8 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.17%) C
7 6 (5.17%) C#
8 3 (2.59%) Python
8 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.72%) Perl
9 2 (1.72%) VB
9 2 (1.72%) VB6
10 1 (0.86%) PHP
10 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.17%) ISEB
3 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) MAPM
4 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.86%) Degree
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.83%) WCAG
2 8 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (4.31%) WAI
4 2 (1.72%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (7.76%) Atlassian
2 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle
2 5 (4.31%) ServiceNow
3 3 (2.59%) HP
4 1 (0.86%) Google
4 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.86%) RightScale
4 1 (0.86%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.86%) VMware
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