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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 38 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.71% 3.54% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.81% 36.36% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 12
Median daily rate £350 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
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
226 77 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.10% 9.73% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 53 24
Median daily rate £290 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 28 May 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 28 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 -40 36 £354 -5.03% 8
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 17 (28.33%) Java
1 17 (28.33%) Automated Testing
2 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 14 (23.33%) Windows
4 14 (23.33%) Linux
4 14 (23.33%) Test Scripting
5 13 (21.67%) HP UFT
6 12 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 12 (20.00%) Unix
6 12 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Facilita Forecast
7 11 (18.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (18.33%) Performance Metrics
7 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
7 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
8 10 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
8 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
9 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (15.00%) Selenium
9 9 (15.00%) SQL
10 8 (13.33%) Oracle
10 8 (13.33%) HTML
10 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
11 7 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
11 7 (11.67%) Problem Management
11 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing

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 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.67%) Documentum
3 3 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) IaaS
1 2 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) SNMP
2 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 13 (21.67%) HP UFT
3 11 (18.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
4 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 9 (15.00%) Selenium
6 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.67%) JIRA
7 4 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (5.00%) JMeter
9 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.67%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.67%) Subversion
9 1 (1.67%) Testopia
General
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
1 2 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
2 15 (25.00%) Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) QA Tester
7 6 (10.00%) Data Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Data Migration Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Migration Manager
7 6 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Functional Tester
9 4 (6.67%) Performance Tester
10 3 (5.00%) Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Test Manager
11 2 (3.33%) Documentum Analyst
11 2 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
11 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) HTML
2 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) HTML5
2 3 (5.00%) Spring
2 3 (5.00%) Web Services
3 2 (3.33%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (10.00%) CESG
2 6 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.33%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Linux
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.67%) Debian
4 1 (1.67%) SUSE
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Automated Testing
2 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) Test Scripting
4 12 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 12 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 11 (18.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
6 10 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 7 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Problem Management
10 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (10.00%) Open Source
10 6 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.00%) OWASP
10 6 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) VB
4 5 (8.33%) C
4 5 (8.33%) Ruby
5 4 (6.67%) Perl
5 4 (6.67%) Python
6 3 (5.00%) C#
6 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
1 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) ISEB
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
6 1 (1.67%) CCNP
6 1 (1.67%) MCSE
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) WAI
1 6 (10.00%) WCAG
2 5 (8.33%) GPG13
3 4 (6.67%) GxP
4 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) HP
4 3 (5.00%) SAP
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) Informatica
6 1 (1.67%) Rally
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago