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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 6.54% - 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.00% - 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 1
Average salary £35,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
10 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 9.35% 3.62% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 3
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
1 8 (53.33%) Project Management
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (46.67%) Six Sigma
2 7 (46.67%) MS Project
2 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (46.67%) Manufacturing
2 7 (46.67%) Electronics
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 7 (46.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (46.67%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (40.00%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) BASE24
5 4 (26.67%) ISO 8583
5 4 (26.67%) Tandem
5 4 (26.67%) Banking
5 4 (26.67%) Retail
5 4 (26.67%) Cryptography
5 4 (26.67%) XML
5 4 (26.67%) Coaching
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) VocaLink
5 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
5 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (26.67%) IBM

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Project
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) ATM
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (46.67%) Electronics
1 7 (46.67%) Manufacturing
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Project Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Project Leader
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) J2EE
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) EMV
2 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) Tandem
2 4 (26.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
1 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Project Management
1 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (46.67%) Six Sigma
2 7 (46.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Coaching
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Web Design
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) B2B
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Product Management
6 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PL/1
2 4 (26.67%) JCL
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
1 4 (26.67%) HP
1 4 (26.67%) NCR
1 4 (26.67%) VocaLink
2 1 (6.67%) Planview