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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 16 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.56% 1.56% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 33.33% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
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£295 £500 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.00% +85.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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
33 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.27% 4.69% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 5
Average daily rate £364 £500 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.19% +85.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £371 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £550 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 13 £275 -50.00% 4
Durham -12 2 £313 -14.38% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (28.30%) Automated Testing
1 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
2 14 (26.42%) Configuration Management
3 13 (24.53%) SQL
3 13 (24.53%) Problem Management
3 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
4 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
4 12 (22.64%) Software Testing
5 11 (20.75%) Regression Testing
5 11 (20.75%) HP
6 10 (18.87%) MS Office
6 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
7 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
7 9 (16.98%) LAN
7 9 (16.98%) WAN
7 9 (16.98%) Cisco
7 9 (16.98%) Juniper
7 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
7 9 (16.98%) McAfee
7 9 (16.98%) Firewall
7 9 (16.98%) Service Management
7 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
7 9 (16.98%) Incident Management
7 9 (16.98%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (16.98%) WhatsUp Gold
7 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (16.98%) Network Management
7 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.21%) Apache
3 5 (9.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (9.43%) JBoss
3 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle 10gAS
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.89%) CICS
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Office
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) LAN
1 9 (16.98%) WAN
1 9 (16.98%) Firewall
1 9 (16.98%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (13.21%) DNS
2 7 (13.21%) SSL
2 7 (13.21%) Network Security
2 7 (13.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (13.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (11.32%) SAN
4 5 (9.43%) LDAP
4 5 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (9.43%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.89%) Adabas
2 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (13.21%) LoadRunner
3 5 (9.43%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (7.55%) RSpec
4 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.55%) Selenium
4 4 (7.55%) JUnit
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Publishing
3 3 (5.66%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Author
1 8 (15.09%) Technical Author
1 8 (15.09%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Test Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Consultant
3 5 (9.43%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Writer
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Head of Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Test Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.77%) Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Developer
6 2 (3.77%) DBA
7 1 (1.89%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Cryptography
2 5 (9.43%) Data Structures
2 5 (9.43%) Open Source
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) AIX
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) UNIX
4 1 (1.89%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Automated Testing
1 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
2 14 (26.42%) Configuration Management
3 13 (24.53%) Problem Management
4 12 (22.64%) Software Testing
5 11 (20.75%) Regression Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Service Management
6 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
6 9 (16.98%) Incident Management
6 9 (16.98%) Network Management
6 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (15.09%) ITIL
8 7 (13.21%) Network Design
8 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
8 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (9.43%) Migration
10 5 (9.43%) Time Management
11 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) Java
3 4 (7.55%) Ruby
4 3 (5.66%) VB
5 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.77%) COBOL
6 1 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) C#
6 1 (1.89%) NATURAL
6 1 (1.89%) JCL
6 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
5 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) JSP 440
2 4 (7.55%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.89%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (11.32%) vSphere
1 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) WhatsUp Gold
1 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.43%) Tivoli
2 5 (9.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) HP
2 9 (16.98%) Cisco
2 9 (16.98%) Juniper
2 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
2 9 (16.98%) McAfee
3 7 (13.21%) F5
4 6 (11.32%) 3PAR
4 6 (11.32%) TippingPoint
4 6 (11.32%) EMC
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle
5 5 (9.43%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.89%) Crossbeam
6 1 (1.89%) Riverbed
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