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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 34 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.34% 1.90% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.65% 44.44% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 1
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£373 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +19.62%
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
57 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.28% 4.27% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 1
Average daily rate £325 £243 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% -19.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +19 33 £361 +3.21% 7
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 22 (43.14%) Open Source
2 21 (41.18%) SQL
3 18 (35.29%) Java
3 18 (35.29%) XML
3 18 (35.29%) TDD
3 18 (35.29%) BDD
3 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (29.41%) Web Services
5 15 (29.41%) NoSQL
6 14 (27.45%) RESTful
6 14 (27.45%) MongoDB
6 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
7 13 (25.49%) Project Management
8 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
8 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
9 10 (19.61%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
10 8 (15.69%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
12 6 (11.76%) Selenium
12 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
12 6 (11.76%) Finance
12 6 (11.76%) ITIL
12 6 (11.76%) Linux
12 6 (11.76%) Apache
13 5 (9.80%) LDAP
13 5 (9.80%) UNIX

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (11.76%) Apache
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (9.80%) JBoss
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) CICS
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Office
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) LDAP
2 4 (7.84%) LAN
2 4 (7.84%) WAN
2 4 (7.84%) Firewall
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (7.84%) Network Security
3 3 (5.88%) DNS
3 3 (5.88%) SSL
3 3 (5.88%) SAN
3 3 (5.88%) Junos
3 3 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) NoSQL
2 14 (27.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.96%) Adabas
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) Redis
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (11.76%) Selenium
3 4 (7.84%) Sahi
3 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.84%) WATIR
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.96%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) JBehave
5 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.96%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.92%) Local Government
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Test Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) QA Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Tester
4 4 (7.84%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Writer
6 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
6 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (3.92%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) XML
2 15 (29.41%) Web Services
3 14 (27.45%) RESTful
4 3 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) Mustache
5 1 (1.96%) Sass
5 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (43.14%) Open Source
2 4 (7.84%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.96%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Informatics
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Linux
2 5 (9.80%) UNIX
2 5 (9.80%) AIX
3 4 (7.84%) Windows
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) TDD
1 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
1 18 (35.29%) BDD
2 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
4 13 (25.49%) Project Management
5 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
6 10 (19.61%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
8 6 (11.76%) ITIL
8 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.80%) Migration
10 4 (7.84%) Workflow
10 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (7.84%) Service Management
10 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) Ruby
4 3 (5.88%) VB
4 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.92%) COBOL
6 1 (1.96%) NATURAL
6 1 (1.96%) JCL
6 1 (1.96%) Groovy
6 1 (1.96%) Scala
6 1 (1.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
1 3 (5.88%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.88%) vSphere
1 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.84%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.96%) Puppet
5 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle
1 5 (9.80%) IBM
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco
2 4 (7.84%) Juniper
2 4 (7.84%) CheckPoint
2 4 (7.84%) McAfee
2 4 (7.84%) F5
3 3 (5.88%) TippingPoint
3 3 (5.88%) 3PAR
3 3 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (1.96%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.96%) Crossbeam
4 1 (1.96%) Riverbed
4 1 (1.96%) SaltStack
North East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £345 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago