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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 46 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 12 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.62% 2.34% 7.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.79% 42.86% 61.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 33
Average salary £56,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £23,564 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £38,450 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
58 28 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.72% 5.47% 11.82%
Number of salaries quoted 53 28 50
Average salary £35,000 £29,318 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.38% -16.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,490 £23,350 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) ISO 9000
5 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 3 (27.27%) CMMI
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) Image Processing
7 1 (9.09%) RESTful
7 1 (9.09%) Sahi
7 1 (9.09%) Open Source
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Sahi
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (9.09%) WATIR
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) QA Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Head of Development
3 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) XHTML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) System Testing
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) CMMI
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Image Processing
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) OOP
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO 9000
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Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Car + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Go Partnership.
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package + 10% Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago