The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 1.08% 4.94% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 57.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £37,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
QA
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Durham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Durham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 7.03% 8.64% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 0
Average salary £50,000 £32,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Durham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

QA
Salary Trend in Durham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Durham region.

QA Salary Trend in Durham

QA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Durham 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 5 (62.50%) Business Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Requirements Management
2 5 (62.50%) Retail Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
5 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (12.50%) Data Privacy
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) C++

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Durham 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 5 (62.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Lead Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
2 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
2 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Validation
1 5 (62.50%) Business Analysis
1 5 (62.50%) Requirements Management
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 2 (25.00%) Web Design
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore