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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 85 43 16
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -27
Contract jobs citing QA 40 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.65% 3.88% 7.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.23% 36.00% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 33
Median daily rate £407 £335 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £198 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £405 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
281 100 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.60% 10.78% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 73 45
Median daily rate £280 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.82% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £228 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.49 £13.75 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £21.00 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 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 -38 38 £410 +24.24% 13
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 20 (32.26%) Unix
2 18 (29.03%) Software Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Automated Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Windows
3 17 (27.42%) Linux
3 17 (27.42%) LoadRunner
4 16 (25.81%) Java
4 16 (25.81%) Test Scripting
5 15 (24.19%) Performance Monitoring
5 15 (24.19%) Performance Metrics
5 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
6 14 (22.58%) Defect Tracking
6 14 (22.58%) HP SiteScope
7 13 (20.97%) Performance Testing
7 13 (20.97%) SQL
8 12 (19.35%) Test Strategy
9 11 (17.74%) Facilita Forecast
9 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
9 11 (17.74%) HP UFT
10 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
11 9 (14.52%) Problem Management
11 9 (14.52%) Oracle
11 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
12 8 (12.90%) HTML
12 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
12 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (12.90%) SDLC
13 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared

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 6 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.06%) Documentum
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) Skype
3 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) LoadRunner
2 11 (17.74%) Facilita Forecast
2 11 (17.74%) HP UFT
2 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.06%) JMeter
4 4 (6.45%) LoadUI
4 4 (6.45%) Selenium
4 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.61%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Publishing
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Tester
3 10 (16.13%) Test Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Data Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Data Migration Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Migration Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Performance Tester
6 6 (9.68%) QA Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Performance Test Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Documentum Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Lead Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) HTML
2 7 (11.29%) Web Services
3 3 (4.84%) HTML5
4 2 (3.23%) D3.js
4 2 (3.23%) Spring
5 1 (1.61%) .NET
5 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) Node.js
5 1 (1.61%) REST
5 1 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.61%) Sinatra
5 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (11.29%) Client/Server
3 6 (9.68%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.61%) CESG
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) CMDB
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Unix
2 17 (27.42%) Linux
2 17 (27.42%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Debian
3 1 (1.61%) SUSE
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Software Testing
2 17 (27.42%) Automated Testing
3 16 (25.81%) Test Scripting
4 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.19%) Performance Monitoring
4 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Defect Tracking
6 13 (20.97%) Performance Testing
7 12 (19.35%) Test Strategy
8 9 (14.52%) Problem Management
9 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
9 8 (12.90%) SDLC
10 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
11 6 (9.68%) BDD
11 6 (9.68%) Data Management
11 6 (9.68%) Data Migration
11 6 (9.68%) Master Data Management
11 6 (9.68%) Migration
11 6 (9.68%) Open Source
11 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) SQL
3 6 (9.68%) VB
4 3 (4.84%) C
4 3 (4.84%) C++
4 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) C#
5 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.84%) ISEB
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) CCNA
8 1 (1.61%) CCNP
8 1 (1.61%) MAPM
8 1 (1.61%) MCSE
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.84%) GxP
2 2 (3.23%) WAI
2 2 (3.23%) WCAG
3 1 (1.61%) GPG13
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.23%) WSUS
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Oracle
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) HP
4 3 (4.84%) SAP
4 3 (4.84%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Informatica
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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