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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 54 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 12 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.88% 2.12% 5.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.24% 25.53% 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 31
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £50,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
34 47 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.91% 8.29% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 40 59
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,760 £24,500 £21,467
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £51,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Durham - 8 £35,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear -22 5 £30,000 -22.07% 4
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (29.09%) Java
1 16 (29.09%) Banking
2 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) C#
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 13 (23.64%) Linux
3 12 (21.82%) Windows
3 12 (21.82%) C++
3 12 (21.82%) Python
3 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 10 (18.18%) ISO 9001
5 10 (18.18%) TickIT
5 10 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 10 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (18.18%) PCI DSS
6 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.55%) Retail
7 8 (14.55%) Mobile Commerce
7 8 (14.55%) .NET
7 8 (14.55%) OO
7 8 (14.55%) Mathematics
7 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
7 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.55%) Mobile Banking
7 8 (14.55%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) MS Project
2 6 (10.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Revit
3 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) BASE24
2 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.27%) ATM
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) DB2
3 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.45%) Ingres
3 3 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.45%) InstallShield
1 3 (5.45%) Subversion
1 3 (5.45%) NUnit
2 2 (3.64%) Selenium
2 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.82%) Hudson
3 1 (1.82%) TestNG
3 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.82%) JUnit
General
1 16 (29.09%) Banking
2 8 (14.55%) Retail
3 7 (12.73%) Electronics
3 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 7 (12.73%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Publishing
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Quality Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Software Quality Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Tester
5 8 (14.55%) Support Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.73%) Test Analyst
7 6 (10.91%) Software Developer
7 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
7 6 (10.91%) QA Tester
8 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Project Leader
9 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Server Support
9 4 (7.27%) Support Technician
9 4 (7.27%) Server Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) HTML
3 6 (10.91%) CSS
4 5 (9.09%) XML
5 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.27%) J2EE
6 1 (1.82%) Laravel
6 1 (1.82%) Yii
6 1 (1.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.82%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.82%) LINQ
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) Ajax
6 1 (1.82%) XHTML
6 1 (1.82%) Flash
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.55%) Mathematics
2 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.55%) Mobile Banking
2 8 (14.55%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (10.91%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
5 4 (7.27%) Cryptography
5 4 (7.27%) Tandem
5 4 (7.27%) EMV
6 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.82%) DTV
7 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Linux
2 12 (21.82%) Windows
3 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
3 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (14.55%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (14.55%) OO
3 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
4 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
4 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
4 7 (12.73%) TDD
4 7 (12.73%) Project Management
5 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
5 6 (10.91%) Scrum
5 6 (10.91%) Validation
5 6 (10.91%) Six Sigma
5 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
5 6 (10.91%) Performance Testing
5 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
5 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.91%) Coaching
6 5 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Java
2 13 (23.64%) C#
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
3 12 (21.82%) C++
3 12 (21.82%) Python
4 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.91%) Ruby
6 4 (7.27%) Perl
6 4 (7.27%) COBOL
6 4 (7.27%) PL/1
6 4 (7.27%) JCL
6 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.45%) PHP5
7 3 (5.45%) VBScript
7 3 (5.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) ISO 9001
1 10 (18.18%) TickIT
1 10 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 10 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.27%) ISO 8583
2 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 4 (7.27%) HL7
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) HP
2 4 (7.27%) IBM
2 4 (7.27%) NCR
2 4 (7.27%) VocaLink
3 3 (5.45%) Cognos
3 3 (5.45%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.64%) Perforce
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Zend
5 1 (1.82%) Planview
5 1 (1.82%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
North East
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
County Durham
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Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 27 days ago