The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing QA 11 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.68% 0.99% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.29% 27.27% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £300 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
28 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.28% 3.63% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 7
Average daily rate £250 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £300 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
England

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

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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 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

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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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -22 9 £350 +16.66% 5
Durham - - - -
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England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (27.78%) JUnit
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 4 (22.22%) MS Office
4 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (22.22%) ISEB
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 4 (22.22%) RSpec
4 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Ruby
4 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Games

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
1 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.11%) MS Project
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
1 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
1 5 (27.78%) JUnit
2 4 (22.22%) RSpec
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.56%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) General Ledger
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications Support
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) UML
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) Ruby
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
1 2 (11.11%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) JBoss
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