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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 55 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 17 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.38% 2.78% 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.29% 35.42% 46.81%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 37
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,582 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £38,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
70 48 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 9.82% 7.86% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 63 46 76
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -21 7 £80,000 +146.15% 3
Durham +11 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Teesside - 4 £24,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Degree
3 10 (28.57%) Linux
4 9 (25.71%) Java
4 9 (25.71%) SQL
5 8 (22.86%) Project Management
5 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
5 8 (22.86%) Electronics
5 8 (22.86%) Manufacturing
6 7 (20.00%) TDD
6 7 (20.00%) MS Project
6 7 (20.00%) XML
6 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 7 (20.00%) Six Sigma
6 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (17.14%) HTML
7 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.29%) System Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) RESTful
8 5 (14.29%) JIRA
8 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 5 (14.29%) MVC
8 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Windows
9 4 (11.43%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (11.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Project
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.71%) Ingres
2 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) Redmine
3 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.86%) WATIR
5 1 (2.86%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.86%) Sahi
5 1 (2.86%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 8 (22.86%) Electronics
1 8 (22.86%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Tester
3 8 (22.86%) Test Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
5 6 (17.14%) Developer
5 6 (17.14%) QA Tester
5 6 (17.14%) QA Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) QA Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Project Leader
7 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Head of Development
9 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Software Quality Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (5.71%) Business Support Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
9 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) XML
2 6 (17.14%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) RESTful
4 4 (11.43%) jQuery
4 4 (11.43%) CSS
4 4 (11.43%) JSON
5 3 (8.57%) Web Services
5 3 (8.57%) .NET
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.71%) XHTML
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.86%) Yii
7 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.86%) Laravel
7 1 (2.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
3 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) Project Management
3 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 7 (20.00%) TDD
3 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
5 5 (14.29%) System Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 5 (14.29%) MVC
6 4 (11.43%) OOP
6 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Java
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.43%) Python
4 3 (8.57%) Ruby
4 3 (8.57%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) PHP5
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO 9000
2 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.71%) TickIT
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
1 2 (5.71%) Business Objects
1 2 (5.71%) Cognos
1 2 (5.71%) Zend
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) SAP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £27,500 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Car + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £32,500
Posted: 26 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £47500
Posted: 26 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £35000 25 days Holiday, Bonus, Healthcare, Pension, Life Assuran
Posted: 27 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £35000 25 Days Holidays, Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Life Assura
Posted: 27 days ago