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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North East
Rank 50 53 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 40 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.54% 2.55% 3.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.38% 32.35% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 19
Median daily rate £356 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £446 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

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
107 68 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.13% 7.88% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 42 41
Median daily rate £350 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £535 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.25 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 0 38 £350 - 8
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 73 (68.22%) Agile Software Development
1 73 (68.22%) Selenium
2 58 (54.21%) Test Automation
3 52 (48.60%) Java
4 45 (42.06%) Jenkins
5 44 (41.12%) TDD
6 42 (39.25%) User Stories
6 42 (39.25%) Cucumber
7 41 (38.32%) BDD
8 39 (36.45%) Scala
9 32 (29.91%) Web Services
9 32 (29.91%) Automation Testing
10 31 (28.97%) Automated Testing
11 30 (28.04%) Scrum
12 28 (26.17%) WebDriver
13 24 (22.43%) Software Engineering
13 24 (22.43%) HP UFT
13 24 (22.43%) API Testing
14 23 (21.50%) SQL
14 23 (21.50%) RESTful
15 22 (20.56%) Kanban
15 22 (20.56%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (19.63%) Confluence
16 21 (19.63%) Gherkin
16 21 (19.63%) Groovy
16 21 (19.63%) JIRA
16 21 (19.63%) Test Scripting
16 21 (19.63%) WCAG
16 21 (19.63%) JSON
17 20 (18.69%) Continuous Integration

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 21 (19.63%) Confluence
2 3 (2.80%) OpenROAD
2 3 (2.80%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.93%) nginx
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) SNMP
2 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) DHCP
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.93%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.93%) RTSP
3 1 (0.93%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
1 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) DataStage
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (68.22%) Selenium
2 45 (42.06%) Jenkins
3 42 (39.25%) Cucumber
4 28 (26.17%) WebDriver
5 24 (22.43%) HP UFT
6 21 (19.63%) JIRA
7 18 (16.82%) JUnit
7 18 (16.82%) RSpec
8 14 (13.08%) LoadRunner
8 14 (13.08%) Sahi
8 14 (13.08%) SoapUI
8 14 (13.08%) WATIR
9 7 (6.54%) JMeter
10 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.74%) Burp Suite
12 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
13 1 (0.93%) Protractor
13 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 16 (14.95%) Games
2 6 (5.61%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Advertising
3 1 (0.93%) Law
3 1 (0.93%) Legal
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (29.91%) Tester
2 30 (28.04%) QA Engineer
3 24 (22.43%) Test Engineer
4 21 (19.63%) QA Test Engineer
5 17 (15.89%) Automation Tester
5 17 (15.89%) QA Tester
5 17 (15.89%) Quality Engineer
6 11 (10.28%) Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Senior QA Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Java Automation Tester
8 7 (6.54%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 6 (5.61%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (5.61%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) QA Automation Tester
10 5 (4.67%) Senior QA Tester
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Tester
10 5 (4.67%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.74%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (29.91%) Web Services
2 23 (21.50%) RESTful
3 21 (19.63%) Gherkin
3 21 (19.63%) JSON
4 20 (18.69%) .NET
5 17 (15.89%) XML
6 6 (5.61%) Spring
7 3 (2.80%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.87%) CSS
8 2 (1.87%) HTML
8 2 (1.87%) Node.js
8 2 (1.87%) REST
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Axis
9 1 (0.93%) Apache CXF
9 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.93%) Guice
9 1 (0.93%) HTML5
9 1 (0.93%) J2EE
9 1 (0.93%) JPA
9 1 (0.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.74%) Client/Server
1 4 (3.74%) NHS
2 3 (2.80%) PKI
3 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.87%) CMDB
3 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.87%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.93%) Tandem
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.21%) Linux
2 7 (6.54%) Unix
3 5 (4.67%) Windows
4 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.93%) AIX
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (68.22%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (54.21%) Test Automation
3 44 (41.12%) TDD
4 42 (39.25%) User Stories
5 41 (38.32%) BDD
6 32 (29.91%) Automation Testing
7 31 (28.97%) Automated Testing
8 30 (28.04%) Scrum
9 24 (22.43%) API Testing
9 24 (22.43%) Software Engineering
10 22 (20.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (20.56%) Kanban
11 21 (19.63%) Test Scripting
12 20 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (17.76%) Performance Testing
14 18 (16.82%) Web Testing
15 17 (15.89%) Defect Management
15 17 (15.89%) Exploratory Testing
16 16 (14.95%) Defect Tracking
16 16 (14.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 52 (48.60%) Java
2 39 (36.45%) Scala
3 23 (21.50%) SQL
4 21 (19.63%) Groovy
5 18 (16.82%) Ruby
6 8 (7.48%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.67%) C#
7 5 (4.67%) C++
8 4 (3.74%) C
9 3 (2.80%) Python
9 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.87%) Perl
10 2 (1.87%) PHP
10 2 (1.87%) VB
10 2 (1.87%) VB6
11 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.67%) ISEB
4 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) MAPM
5 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.63%) WCAG
2 6 (5.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (4.67%) WAI
4 2 (1.87%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Atlassian
2 6 (5.61%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.80%) HP
4 3 (2.80%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.93%) Google
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.93%) RightScale
5 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.93%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
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