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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.46% 1.77% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.24% 16.67% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 31 11 18
Average salary £55,000 £33,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% +5.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
82 84 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 11.08% 10.61% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 74 76 45
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £24,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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 27 £40,500 -49.37% 8
Durham +1 6 £70,000 +100.00%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) .NET
2 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
3 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 19 (29.69%) C#
4 19 (29.69%) Web Services
4 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (28.13%) SaaS
5 18 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (26.56%) REST
6 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
6 17 (26.56%) MVC
7 16 (25.00%) JIRA
8 15 (23.44%) CRM
8 15 (23.44%) Waterfall
9 14 (21.88%) SAP
9 14 (21.88%) Software Engineering
9 14 (21.88%) Finance
10 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
10 13 (20.31%) Use Case
10 13 (20.31%) Visual Studio
10 13 (20.31%) ERP
10 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
10 13 (20.31%) HTTP
10 13 (20.31%) Heroku
10 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
11 12 (18.75%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 12 (18.75%) IIS
1 12 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (28.13%) SaaS
3 13 (20.31%) Heroku
4 3 (4.69%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) HTTP
2 12 (18.75%) SSL
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
2 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.13%) DataStage
3 2 (3.13%) DB2
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (25.00%) JIRA
3 13 (20.31%) Visual Studio
4 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 8 (12.50%) Selenium
6 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Advertising
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Tester
3 12 (18.75%) Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Automation Tester
4 10 (15.63%) QA Tester
5 7 (10.94%) QA Automation Tester
5 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) C# Developer
6 6 (9.38%) C# Software Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Cloud Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Cloud Software Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Lead C# Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Lead Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Lead Software Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Principal Developer
7 5 (7.81%) SAP Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) .NET
2 19 (29.69%) Web Services
3 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
3 17 (26.56%) REST
4 8 (12.50%) CSS
4 8 (12.50%) HTML
5 6 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.81%) Ajax
6 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (7.81%) CSS3
6 5 (7.81%) Entity Framework
6 5 (7.81%) HTML5
6 5 (7.81%) jQuery
7 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (4.69%) SAP PI
8 2 (3.13%) SOAP
9 1 (1.56%) COM
9 1 (1.56%) JDBC
9 1 (1.56%) JMS
9 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.38%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.81%) User Experience
5 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.69%) Replication
6 2 (3.13%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.56%) iPhone
7 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Windows
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) MVC
3 15 (23.44%) CRM
3 15 (23.44%) Waterfall
4 14 (21.88%) Software Engineering
5 13 (20.31%) ERP
5 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
5 13 (20.31%) Use Case
6 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.75%) Multithreading
6 12 (18.75%) Release Management
6 12 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (17.19%) Product Management
7 11 (17.19%) Project Management
7 11 (17.19%) SDLC
8 10 (15.63%) ITIL
8 10 (15.63%) Line Management
8 10 (15.63%) Scrum
9 9 (14.06%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 19 (29.69%) C#
3 10 (15.63%) SQL
4 8 (12.50%) Ruby
5 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.69%) ABAP
6 3 (4.69%) C
6 3 (4.69%) Perl
6 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.69%) Python
6 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) C++
7 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.88%) SAP
3 2 (3.13%) Cognizant
3 2 (3.13%) IBM
3 2 (3.13%) Informatica
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Apple
4 1 (1.56%) Rackspace
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare
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Salary: From £31,000 to £45,000 per annum
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