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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 16 32
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 47 50 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.32% 8.50% 1.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.20% 78.13% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £469 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -48.76%
QA
England

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
71 64 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.53% 10.88% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 51 9
Average daily rate £338 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £321 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £531 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.68 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -16 45 £319 -15.83% 9
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.62%) Java
3 24 (33.80%) Test Automation
4 23 (32.39%) Project Management
4 23 (32.39%) TDD
5 22 (30.99%) Risk Management
6 19 (26.76%) Python
7 18 (25.35%) Automated Testing
8 17 (23.94%) Software Testing
8 17 (23.94%) Finance
8 17 (23.94%) Agile Project Management
9 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
10 15 (21.13%) Selenium
10 15 (21.13%) SQL
10 15 (21.13%) Web Services
10 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
11 13 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (18.31%) RESTful
11 13 (18.31%) Open Source
11 13 (18.31%) BDD
12 12 (16.90%) WebDriver
12 12 (16.90%) Cucumber
12 12 (16.90%) XML
12 12 (16.90%) C#
12 12 (16.90%) ISTQB
12 12 (16.90%) Ruby
13 11 (15.49%) JavaScript
13 11 (15.49%) Jenkins
13 11 (15.49%) MongoDB
13 11 (15.49%) NoSQL

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) SAS
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Office
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) LAN
1 2 (2.82%) WAN
1 2 (2.82%) SAN
1 2 (2.82%) Firewall
1 2 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (2.82%) Network Security
1 2 (2.82%) Junos
2 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) MongoDB
1 11 (15.49%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Selenium
2 12 (16.90%) WebDriver
2 12 (16.90%) Cucumber
3 11 (15.49%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.08%) RSpec
4 10 (14.08%) JUnit
5 4 (5.63%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.82%) Sahi
7 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.82%) JMeter
7 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.82%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (2.82%) LoadUI
7 2 (2.82%) WATIR
8 1 (1.41%) JBehave
8 1 (1.41%) JIRA
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) Test Manager
3 9 (12.68%) Test Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Test Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) QA Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Programme Office Support
4 7 (9.86%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Quality Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Tester
7 3 (4.23%) Lead Designer
7 3 (4.23%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Designer
8 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 2 (2.82%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) Web Services
2 13 (18.31%) RESTful
3 12 (16.90%) XML
4 5 (7.04%) HTML
5 4 (5.63%) .NET
5 4 (5.63%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.23%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.23%) CSS
6 3 (4.23%) Flash
7 2 (2.82%) SOAP
7 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.82%) Apache Flex
7 2 (2.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) User Experience
1 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.82%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.82%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.41%) DTV
3 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) UNIX
3 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) Test Automation
3 23 (32.39%) TDD
3 23 (32.39%) Project Management
4 22 (30.99%) Risk Management
5 18 (25.35%) Automated Testing
6 17 (23.94%) Agile Project Management
6 17 (23.94%) Software Testing
7 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
8 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
9 13 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (18.31%) Open Source
9 13 (18.31%) BDD
10 11 (15.49%) Change Control
10 11 (15.49%) Automation Testing
11 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
11 10 (14.08%) Web Testing
12 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
12 8 (11.27%) User Stories
13 6 (8.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.62%) Java
2 19 (26.76%) Python
3 15 (21.13%) SQL
4 12 (16.90%) Ruby
4 12 (16.90%) C#
5 11 (15.49%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.08%) Scala
7 9 (12.68%) C++
8 2 (2.82%) VB
9 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) ISTQB
2 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
1 2 (2.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.82%) vSphere
1 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.41%) WSUS
2 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle
2 3 (4.23%) HP
3 2 (2.82%) EMC
3 2 (2.82%) Juniper
3 2 (2.82%) Informatica
3 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.82%) McAfee
3 2 (2.82%) SAP
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco
3 2 (2.82%) TippingPoint
3 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
3 2 (2.82%) F5
4 1 (1.41%) Riverbed
4 1 (1.41%) Crossbeam
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