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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 25 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.05% 3.81% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.95% 37.31% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 14
Average salary £31,700 £36,250 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.55% -24.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £49,650 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,625 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.43% -
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
74 67 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 8.81% 10.20% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 53 44 59
Average salary £36,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £22,500 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,450 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -5 21 £32,500 -10.34% 15
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 1 September 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 19 (33.33%) C#
2 17 (29.82%) .NET
3 14 (24.56%) Scrum
4 10 (17.54%) Games
4 10 (17.54%) MVC
4 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
5 9 (15.79%) Python
5 9 (15.79%) Java
5 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 8 (14.04%) Banking
6 8 (14.04%) Retail
6 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Selenium
6 8 (14.04%) Finance
6 8 (14.04%) Web Services
7 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
7 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
7 7 (12.28%) C++
7 7 (12.28%) VB
7 7 (12.28%) Mathematics
7 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
7 7 (12.28%) Online Games
7 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
7 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (12.28%) Razor View Engine
7 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
8 6 (10.53%) SaaS
8 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Google Analytics
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
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
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%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
1 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
2 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%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.26%) RSpec
5 2 (3.51%) Hudson
5 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
5 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.51%) TestNG
5 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.51%) InstallShield
5 2 (3.51%) NUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Firebug
6 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (17.54%) Games
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
2 8 (14.04%) Retail
2 8 (14.04%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Back Office
4 3 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) .NET Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Graduate Software Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Graduate Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Graduate
5 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Server Technician
6 4 (7.02%) PPC Manager
6 4 (7.02%) PPC Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) PPC Executive
6 4 (7.02%) Server Support
6 4 (7.02%) Support Technician
6 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) PPC Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Server Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) .NET
2 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
3 8 (14.04%) Web Services
4 7 (12.28%) Razor View Engine
5 6 (10.53%) CSS
5 6 (10.53%) HTML
6 2 (3.51%) SOAP
6 2 (3.51%) Flash
6 2 (3.51%) REST
6 2 (3.51%) Ajax
7 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.75%) Zend Framework
7 1 (1.75%) jQuery
7 1 (1.75%) Kohana
7 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.75%) Laravel
7 1 (1.75%) LESS
7 1 (1.75%) XHTML
7 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Mathematics
1 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
1 7 (12.28%) Online Games
2 5 (8.77%) Physics
3 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Open Source
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.75%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.75%) Statistics
6 1 (1.75%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) UNIX
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Scrum
2 10 (17.54%) MVC
3 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
5 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
5 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.53%) Validation
6 6 (10.53%) OO
7 5 (8.77%) ERP
7 5 (8.77%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.02%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.02%) Analytics
8 4 (7.02%) Pay per click
8 4 (7.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (15.79%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) Python
3 7 (12.28%) VB
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.28%) C++
4 6 (10.53%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) Ruby
5 5 (8.77%) C
6 4 (7.02%) Perl
7 3 (5.26%) PHP
7 3 (5.26%) Scala
8 2 (3.51%) PHP5
8 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.51%) 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 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.51%) TickIT
3 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.77%) F5
2 4 (7.02%) Google
3 2 (3.51%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) Citrix
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) Saba
4 1 (1.75%) Zend
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
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