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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 48 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.34% 4.08% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.68% 37.50% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 14
Average salary £31,700 £34,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.76% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,300 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £48,950 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
76 72 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 8.91% 10.89% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 56 49 62
Average salary £34,483 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -12 23 £31,700 -6.76% 16
Northumberland - 5 £21,000 -
Durham - 4 - - 2
Cleveland - 1 £37,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 18 (31.58%) C#
2 16 (28.07%) .NET
3 14 (24.56%) Scrum
4 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
5 10 (17.54%) Games
5 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
5 10 (17.54%) MVC
6 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.04%) Finance
7 8 (14.04%) Retail
7 8 (14.04%) Selenium
7 8 (14.04%) Web Services
7 8 (14.04%) Python
7 8 (14.04%) Java
8 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
8 7 (12.28%) VB
8 7 (12.28%) Banking
8 7 (12.28%) Online Games
8 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (12.28%) Razor View Engine
8 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 6 (10.53%) SaaS
9 6 (10.53%) Mathematics
9 6 (10.53%) Validation
9 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
9 6 (10.53%) C++

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
1 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Selenium
2 5 (8.77%) JUnit
2 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 3 (5.26%) RSpec
4 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.26%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
5 2 (3.51%) Hudson
5 2 (3.51%) TestNG
5 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.75%) NUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Firebug
6 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (17.54%) Games
2 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Retail
3 7 (12.28%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Back Office
5 3 (5.26%) Marketing
6 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.75%) Electronics
7 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.75%) Publishing
7 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Graduate
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Graduate Software Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Graduate Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) PPC Executive
6 4 (7.02%) Server Technician
6 4 (7.02%) PPC Manager
6 4 (7.02%) PPC Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Server Support Technician
6 4 (7.02%) PPC Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 8 (14.04%) Web Services
4 7 (12.28%) Razor View Engine
5 6 (10.53%) HTML
5 6 (10.53%) CSS
6 2 (3.51%) REST
6 2 (3.51%) Ajax
6 2 (3.51%) Flash
6 2 (3.51%) SOAP
7 1 (1.75%) XML
7 1 (1.75%) XHTML
7 1 (1.75%) Zend Framework
7 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.75%) jQuery
7 1 (1.75%) Kohana
7 1 (1.75%) Laravel
7 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.75%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Online Games
2 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.77%) Physics
4 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.26%) Open Source
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) DTV
7 1 (1.75%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.75%) Statistics
7 1 (1.75%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Scrum
2 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
3 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
3 10 (17.54%) MVC
4 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
5 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.53%) Validation
6 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.53%) OO
7 5 (8.77%) ERP
7 5 (8.77%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Analytics
8 4 (7.02%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (7.02%) Web Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.02%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) C#
2 8 (14.04%) Python
2 8 (14.04%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.28%) VB
4 6 (10.53%) C++
5 5 (8.77%) SQL
5 5 (8.77%) C
5 5 (8.77%) Ruby
6 3 (5.26%) Perl
6 3 (5.26%) PHP
6 3 (5.26%) Scala
7 2 (3.51%) PHP5
7 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) HL7
3 1 (1.75%) TickIT
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.77%) F5
2 4 (7.02%) Google
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) Citrix
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) Saba
4 1 (1.75%) Zend
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