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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 3.80% 0.90% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 7.69% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 3
Average salary £70,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
14 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 8.86% 11.71% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 10
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £33,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
Salary Histogram in Durham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Durham region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Durham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (100.00%) SAP
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) People Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Process Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Conflict Management
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) SAP PI
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) SAP XI
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) JMS
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
4 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) JDBC
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Manager
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Test Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Integration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP PI Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
2 1 (16.67%) UI/UX Developer
2 1 (16.67%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JDBC
1 1 (16.67%) JMS
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SAP PI
1 1 (16.67%) SAP XI
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) People Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Conflict Management
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Process Management
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) ABAP
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) SAP