The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 11 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.24% 3.96% 6.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.32% 34.38% 60.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 30
Average salary £30,000 £42,000 £33,423
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +25.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £50,500 £47,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
QA
Tyne and Wear

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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
19 32 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.73% 11.51% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13 29 49
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,640 £30,000 £22,275
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £55,000 £50,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

QA Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA
Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 12 (37.50%) Python
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (31.25%) PCI DSS
3 10 (31.25%) Java
3 10 (31.25%) ISO 9001
3 10 (31.25%) TickIT
3 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 9 (28.13%) C#
4 9 (28.13%) Linux
5 8 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 8 (25.00%) Banking
5 8 (25.00%) OO
5 8 (25.00%) .NET
5 8 (25.00%) C++
5 8 (25.00%) Windows
5 8 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
5 8 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
6 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Ruby
7 6 (18.75%) SQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) InstallShield
1 3 (9.38%) NUnit
1 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Hudson
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.13%) TestNG
3 1 (3.13%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 8 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Front Office
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) QA Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Software Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Quality Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Software Quality Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Tester
4 7 (21.88%) Senior Developer
5 6 (18.75%) Software Developer
6 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
6 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (12.50%) QA Tester
7 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Web Applications Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Applications Developer
8 2 (6.25%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) Flash
4 1 (3.13%) XHTML
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Yii
4 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) Laravel
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
1 8 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 8 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) OO
2 8 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
3 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) MVC
5 5 (15.63%) TDD
5 5 (15.63%) System Testing
6 4 (12.50%) OOP
6 4 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Image Processing
7 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Python
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 9 (28.13%) C#
4 8 (25.00%) C++
5 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.75%) Ruby
6 6 (18.75%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) Perl
8 3 (9.38%) VBScript
8 3 (9.38%) PHP
8 3 (9.38%) PHP5
9 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (31.25%) PCI DSS
1 10 (31.25%) ISO 9001
1 10 (31.25%) TickIT
1 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 4 (12.50%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Zend
1 2 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (3.13%) Autodesk
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) SAP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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