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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 42 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 29 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 5.04% 4.45% 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 49.15% 21.15%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 9
Average salary £32,500 £35,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -10.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £38,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £49,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
84 59 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 10.08% 9.05% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 60 40 49
Average salary £40,000 £33,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.30% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,900 £46,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 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 22 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 -12 25 £33,000 -2.94% 13
Durham - 9 £32,500 - 1
Northumberland - 5 £21,000 -
Cleveland - 1 £37,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 22 (33.85%) C#
2 17 (26.15%) .NET
3 15 (23.08%) Java
3 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.08%) Banking
4 14 (21.54%) C++
5 12 (18.46%) SQL
5 12 (18.46%) Retail
5 12 (18.46%) Scrum
5 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (16.92%) Finance
6 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
6 11 (16.92%) Python
7 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 10 (15.38%) Windows
7 10 (15.38%) Mathematics
7 10 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 9 (13.85%) MVC
8 9 (13.85%) Linux
9 8 (12.31%) Games
9 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
10 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (10.77%) Selenium
10 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
10 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.77%) PCI DSS
10 7 (10.77%) TickIT
10 7 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 7 (10.77%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) BASE24
2 2 (3.08%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) SaaS
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) ATM
1 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.08%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) RDBMS
2 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.15%) DB2
4 3 (4.62%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.54%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Selenium
2 4 (6.15%) JUnit
2 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.62%) NUnit
3 3 (4.62%) InstallShield
4 2 (3.08%) Subversion
4 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.08%) TestNG
4 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.08%) Hudson
4 2 (3.08%) RSpec
4 2 (3.08%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.54%) Firebug
5 1 (1.54%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (23.08%) Banking
2 12 (18.46%) Retail
3 11 (16.92%) Finance
4 8 (12.31%) Games
5 4 (6.15%) Back Office
6 3 (4.62%) Marketing
7 2 (3.08%) Publishing
7 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.08%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.54%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Developer
2 10 (15.38%) Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.85%) QA Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Software Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Software Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Quality Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Software Quality Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Graduate Software Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Graduate
8 4 (6.15%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Support Technician
8 4 (6.15%) Server Support
8 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) .NET
2 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 7 (10.77%) Web Services
4 6 (9.23%) HTML
4 6 (9.23%) CSS
4 6 (9.23%) Razor View Engine
5 5 (7.69%) XML
6 4 (6.15%) J2EE
7 2 (3.08%) Flash
7 2 (3.08%) SOAP
7 2 (3.08%) Ajax
7 2 (3.08%) REST
8 1 (1.54%) LESS
8 1 (1.54%) Laravel
8 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.54%) Kohana
8 1 (1.54%) jQuery
8 1 (1.54%) Zend Framework
8 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 10 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.23%) Online Games
4 5 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (7.69%) Physics
5 4 (6.15%) Mainframe
5 4 (6.15%) EMV
5 4 (6.15%) Tandem
5 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.15%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.08%) Open Source
6 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.54%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.54%) Statistics
7 1 (1.54%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.15%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.08%) UNIX
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Scrum
3 9 (13.85%) MVC
4 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
5 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
5 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
6 6 (9.23%) OO
6 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.23%) Validation
6 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.23%) Automated Testing
6 6 (9.23%) Coaching
6 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
7 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (7.69%) ERP
7 5 (7.69%) Mobile Commerce
8 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.15%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) C#
2 15 (23.08%) Java
3 14 (21.54%) C++
4 12 (18.46%) SQL
5 11 (16.92%) Python
6 7 (10.77%) VB
6 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.23%) Ruby
8 5 (7.69%) C
8 5 (7.69%) Perl
9 4 (6.15%) PL/1
9 4 (6.15%) JCL
9 4 (6.15%) COBOL
9 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.62%) VBScript
10 3 (4.62%) PHP
11 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
11 2 (3.08%) PHP5
11 2 (3.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (10.77%) PCI DSS
1 7 (10.77%) TickIT
1 7 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 7 (10.77%) ISO 9001
2 5 (7.69%) SLA
3 4 (6.15%) ISO 8583
3 4 (6.15%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) HP
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle
2 5 (7.69%) F5
3 4 (6.15%) NCR
3 4 (6.15%) IBM
3 4 (6.15%) VocaLink
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.08%) Citrix
5 2 (3.08%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) Perforce
5 2 (3.08%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) Zend
6 1 (1.54%) Planview
6 1 (1.54%) Saba
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.54%) Cognos
6 1 (1.54%) Autodesk
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £28315 - £40450 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Home Working + Annual Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,813 to £39,085 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
Code Red Associates
Salary: £22000 to £25000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gateshead
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, life assurance etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Copley, County Durham
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 24 days ago