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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 44 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.75% 0.57% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.86% 7.69% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 1 14
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£361 £275 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.36% +13.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £275 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.93 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
58 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.21% 7.47% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 12 18
Average daily rate £415 £495 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% +106.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.86 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
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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

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
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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 +11 32 £377 - 14
Durham +4 10 £325 +18.18% 1
Northumberland - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.07%) HP
3 21 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 20 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 18 (32.14%) Problem Management
6 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
6 17 (30.36%) Regression Testing
7 16 (28.57%) Configuration Management
8 15 (26.79%) SQL
9 14 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 13 (23.21%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (21.43%) Finance
12 11 (19.64%) Migration
12 11 (19.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (17.86%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (17.86%) Oracle EBS
13 10 (17.86%) Oracle
13 10 (17.86%) ITIL
14 9 (16.07%) SLA
14 9 (16.07%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (16.07%) Workflow
14 9 (16.07%) Oracle Payables
14 9 (16.07%) Oracle EBS R12
15 8 (14.29%) Oracle General Ledger
15 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
15 8 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
15 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
15 8 (14.29%) General Ledger

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (16.07%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Office
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (16.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (16.07%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (14.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) WAN
1 6 (10.71%) LAN
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (7.14%) Network Security
3 4 (7.14%) Junos
3 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (7.14%) DNS
3 4 (7.14%) SSL
3 4 (7.14%) SAN
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.79%) LDAP
5 1 (1.79%) RTSP
5 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 7 (12.50%) Selenium
2 7 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (12.50%) JUnit
2 7 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.71%) Facilita Forecast
3 6 (10.71%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.71%) RSpec
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) CaliberRM
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 4 (7.14%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Test Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Technical Writer
4 6 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle Applications Support
7 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) Flash
2 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.79%) JSON
2 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (1.79%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.79%) Graphic Design
2 1 (1.79%) Open Source
2 1 (1.79%) NHS
2 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) UNIX
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) AIX
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 20 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 18 (32.14%) Problem Management
4 17 (30.36%) Regression Testing
5 16 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 14 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Migration
7 11 (19.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (17.86%) ITIL
9 9 (16.07%) Workflow
10 8 (14.29%) Data Management
10 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 6 (10.71%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Web Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (10.71%) Network Management
12 6 (10.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) Java
2 7 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 6 (10.71%) Ruby
4 2 (3.57%) Scala
4 2 (3.57%) C#
4 2 (3.57%) VB
4 2 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.71%) ISEB
4 6 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (7.14%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) SLA
2 4 (7.14%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.57%) ISO 14001
3 2 (3.57%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.79%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 4 (7.14%) vSphere
1 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (10.71%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) HP
2 10 (17.86%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco
3 6 (10.71%) Juniper
3 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint
3 6 (10.71%) F5
4 5 (8.93%) McAfee
5 4 (7.14%) 3PAR
5 4 (7.14%) TippingPoint
5 4 (7.14%) EMC
6 3 (5.36%) Crossbeam
6 3 (5.36%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.79%) Curam
8 1 (1.79%) IBM
8 1 (1.79%) JBoss
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington
DP Connect
Rate: £280 - £335 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
North East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago