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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 3.87% 1.03% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.82% 10.00% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Average salary £32,500 - £34,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 - £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 - £46,800
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
22 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 12.15% 10.31% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 4
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Job Locations in Durham

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Durham region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Darlington -1 2 £32,500 -
QA
North East

QA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5 (41.67%) MS Project
1 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) MS Visio
1 5 (41.67%) Six Sigma
1 5 (41.67%) Electronics
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
1 5 (41.67%) Validation
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
1 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
1 5 (41.67%) Requirements Management
1 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (41.67%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 2 (16.67%) Web Development
2 2 (16.67%) Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5 (41.67%) MS Project
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) MS Visio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Electronics
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
1 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Project Manager
1 5 (41.67%) Business Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Project Leader
1 5 (41.67%) Lead Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
1 5 (41.67%) Validation
1 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
1 5 (41.67%) Requirements Management
1 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
1 5 (41.67%) Six Sigma
1 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Web Development
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree