The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 39 20
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 6.92% 1.09% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 14.29% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 0
Median salary £60,000 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
24 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 18.46% 7.65% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 3
Median salary £34,250 £50,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-31.50% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,100 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £32,400 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

The demand trend of job ads across the Durham region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Durham

QA
Job Locations in Durham

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Durham region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Darlington - 3 £30,000 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £22,000 -
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Durham region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) SAP
2 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 10 (58.82%) People Management
3 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 6 (35.29%) Quality Management
5 6 (35.29%) Process Management
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Metrics
5 6 (35.29%) Conflict Management
6 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) User Experience
7 4 (23.53%) Project Management
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
8 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Data Management
8 3 (17.65%) Web Services
8 3 (17.65%) NetWeaver
8 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
8 3 (17.65%) User Stories
8 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 2 (11.76%) NoSQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) CouchDB
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) SAP Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SAP Manager
3 3 (17.65%) SAP Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) UI Developer
3 3 (17.65%) UI/UX Developer
3 3 (17.65%) UX Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Integration Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) SAP PI Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) CSS3
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) JDBC
2 2 (11.76%) JMS
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 2 (11.76%) SAP PI
2 2 (11.76%) SAP XI
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (23.53%) User Experience
3 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 10 (58.82%) People Management
3 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (35.29%) Conflict Management
4 6 (35.29%) Process Management
4 6 (35.29%) Quality Management
5 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
6 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Data Management
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MBA
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Progress