The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 49 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 6.17% 1.91% 2.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.49% 40.54% 33.87%
Number of salaries quoted 40 9 18
Median salary £57,500 £35,000 £30,850
Median salary % change year-on-year
+64.28% +13.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,700 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £50,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
QA
England

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 North East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
99 37 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 12.47% 4.71% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 86 28 52
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £31,700
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £22,260 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £45,000 £45,450
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

QA
Salary Trend in the North East

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

QA Salary Trend in the North East

QA
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the North East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in the North East

QA
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +28 38 £44,000 +17.33% 13
Durham +13 7 £60,000 +84.61%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 53 (67.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.71%) SAP
3 27 (34.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 24 (30.38%) Degree
4 24 (30.38%) ITIL
5 22 (27.85%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (26.58%) Root Cause Analysis
7 20 (25.32%) Process Management
7 20 (25.32%) Conflict Management
8 19 (24.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (21.52%) CSS
9 17 (21.52%) HTML
9 17 (21.52%) JavaScript
10 15 (18.99%) Scrum
11 14 (17.72%) SQL
12 13 (16.46%) People Management
13 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
13 12 (15.19%) Linux
13 12 (15.19%) Software Testing
14 11 (13.92%) CSS3
14 11 (13.92%) Test Automation
14 11 (13.92%) HTML5
14 11 (13.92%) .NET
14 11 (13.92%) Performance Metrics
14 11 (13.92%) Business Process Mapping
15 10 (12.66%) Coaching
15 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
15 10 (12.66%) Quality Management
15 10 (12.66%) Functional Testing
15 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.80%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.53%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) SAP CRM
2 3 (3.80%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) SaaS
2 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.80%) Force.com
4 1 (1.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) MySQL
3 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.06%) Big Data
5 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.80%) OLAP
5 3 (3.80%) SAP BW
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.53%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.53%) DataStage
6 2 (2.53%) DB2
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.27%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Selenium
2 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.33%) Grunt
3 5 (6.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.53%) CruiseControl
6 2 (2.53%) JIRA
6 2 (2.53%) Subversion
6 2 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.27%) Appium
7 1 (1.27%) CocoaPods
7 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (7.59%) Games
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) Advertising
3 4 (5.06%) Marketing
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Back Office
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Developer
2 14 (17.72%) Consultant
2 14 (17.72%) SAP Consultant
3 12 (15.19%) Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Tester
4 9 (11.39%) Automation Tester
5 6 (7.59%) CRM Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) Functional Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) QA Tester
5 6 (7.59%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) SAP Developer
5 6 (7.59%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) SAP Manager
6 5 (6.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.33%) UI Developer
6 5 (6.33%) UX Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) CSS
1 17 (21.52%) HTML
2 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) CSS3
2 11 (13.92%) HTML5
3 10 (12.66%) jQuery
4 8 (10.13%) AngularJS
4 8 (10.13%) Node.js
5 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.86%) Web Services
6 6 (7.59%) Entity Framework
6 6 (7.59%) REST
7 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.33%) Backbone.js
7 5 (6.33%) React
7 5 (6.33%) SAP PI
7 5 (6.33%) SOAP
8 4 (5.06%) RESTful
8 4 (5.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.92%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.86%) User Experience
4 6 (7.59%) Mobile Games
4 6 (7.59%) Online Games
5 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.80%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.80%) Replication
7 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.27%) iPhone
8 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Windows
3 3 (3.80%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.53%) Unix
5 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (67.09%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 24 (30.38%) ITIL
4 21 (26.58%) Root Cause Analysis
5 20 (25.32%) Conflict Management
5 20 (25.32%) Process Management
6 19 (24.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (18.99%) Scrum
8 13 (16.46%) People Management
9 12 (15.19%) Software Testing
10 11 (13.92%) Business Process Mapping
10 11 (13.92%) Test Automation
11 10 (12.66%) Coaching
11 10 (12.66%) Functional Testing
11 10 (12.66%) Quality Management
11 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
12 9 (11.39%) MVC
12 9 (11.39%) OO
13 8 (10.13%) CRM
13 8 (10.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.52%) JavaScript
2 14 (17.72%) SQL
3 9 (11.39%) Java
3 9 (11.39%) Ruby
4 7 (8.86%) ABAP
4 7 (8.86%) C#
5 4 (5.06%) PHP
6 3 (3.80%) Perl
6 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.53%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.27%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.27%) HND
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) SAP
2 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.59%) Sun
4 3 (3.80%) Informatica
5 2 (2.53%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 2 (2.53%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle
6 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.27%) Apple
6 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.27%) BEA
6 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.27%) Xamarin
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