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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 48 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 12 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.51% 2.15% 7.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.15% 38.71% 51.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 22
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £90,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
13 31 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.27% 5.57% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 49
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,340 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,400 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) REST
4 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) SaaS
5 3 (21.43%) Heroku
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Release Management
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) CMMI
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) IIS
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) Moodle
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
1 3 (21.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
1 3 (21.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) WATIR
4 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.14%) Sahi
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
2 3 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) QA Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Head of Development
3 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) XHTML
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) OAuth
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Gearman
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Release Management
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) CRM
4 3 (21.43%) ERP
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) CMMI
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Product Management
5 2 (14.29%) Line Management
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) PHP
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Blackboard
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago