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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 1.77% 2.31% 7.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 30.00% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +0.65%
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 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 11.50% 7.69% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 7
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
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 24 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (77.78%) MS Project
1 7 (77.78%) PRINCE2
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
1 7 (77.78%) MS Visio
1 7 (77.78%) Six Sigma
1 7 (77.78%) Electronics
1 7 (77.78%) Manufacturing
1 7 (77.78%) Project Management
1 7 (77.78%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (77.78%) Embedded Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) Web Design
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (77.78%) MS Project
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
1 7 (77.78%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 7 (77.78%) Electronics
1 7 (77.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Project Manager
2 5 (55.56%) Project Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) PRINCE2
1 7 (77.78%) Six Sigma
1 7 (77.78%) Project Management
1 7 (77.78%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) Web Design
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree