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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 25 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.72% 3.15% 1.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.21% 41.30% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 4
Average daily rate £350 £307 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% -29.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £436 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +88.72%
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
71 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.73% 7.62% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 7
Average daily rate £405 £387 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 23 £350 +20.68% 10
Durham 0 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) Configuration Management
2 17 (26.98%) Functional Testing
3 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 14 (22.22%) Windows
3 14 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 13 (20.63%) Linux
5 12 (19.05%) LoadRunner
5 12 (19.05%) Selenium
6 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
6 11 (17.46%) Cucumber
7 10 (15.87%) Change Control
7 10 (15.87%) JMeter
8 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 9 (14.29%) HP UFT
8 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 9 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (12.70%) Performance Metrics
9 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
9 8 (12.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
9 8 (12.70%) Unix
9 8 (12.70%) Java
9 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (12.70%) Finance
10 7 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 7 (11.11%) JIRA
10 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
10 7 (11.11%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (7.94%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) IaaS
1 2 (3.17%) PaaS
2 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) SNMP
2 2 (3.17%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Big Data
1 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) LoadRunner
1 12 (19.05%) Selenium
2 11 (17.46%) Cucumber
3 10 (15.87%) JMeter
4 9 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
6 7 (11.11%) JIRA
7 5 (7.94%) LoadUI
7 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
9 3 (4.76%) Facilita Forecast
9 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.17%) JUnit
10 2 (3.17%) RSpec
11 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.59%) eggPlant
11 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.59%) MSI
11 1 (1.59%) Subversion
11 1 (1.59%) Testopia
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Analyst
1 11 (17.46%) Tester
2 9 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 6 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Coordinator
4 5 (7.94%) Performance Tester
4 5 (7.94%) QA Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Functional Tester
5 4 (6.35%) Project Planner
6 3 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Programme Office Support
6 3 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (3.17%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.17%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) HTML
3 1 (1.59%) CSS
3 1 (1.59%) Flash
3 1 (1.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (9.52%) CESG
3 5 (7.94%) PKI
4 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.59%) FMCG
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) Linux
3 8 (12.70%) Unix
4 5 (7.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) Configuration Management
2 17 (26.98%) Functional Testing
3 14 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
5 10 (15.87%) Change Control
6 9 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 8 (12.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Project Management
9 6 (9.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) Java
2 6 (9.52%) Ruby
3 5 (7.94%) Python
4 4 (6.35%) C#
4 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.76%) C
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) Scala
6 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.59%) SQL
7 1 (1.59%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) ISEB
5 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) GPG13
1 5 (7.94%) WAI
1 5 (7.94%) WCAG
2 3 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.59%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) HP
2 2 (3.17%) IBM
2 2 (3.17%) Informatica
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Citrix
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Rally
3 1 (1.59%) SAP
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