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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 57 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -31
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 19 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.80% 2.49% 6.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.87% 40.43% 51.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 41
Average salary £25,000 £30,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £38,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
83 47 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 10.65% 6.16% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 75 47 73
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,850 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -17 8 £56,500 +88.33% 7
Teesside - 4 £24,000 -
Durham +3 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Northumberland - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Degree
3 8 (33.33%) Project Management
4 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
4 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
4 7 (29.17%) MS Project
4 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
4 7 (29.17%) Six Sigma
4 7 (29.17%) Electronics
4 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
4 7 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 6 (25.00%) XML
5 6 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) JIRA
6 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.83%) RESTful
7 4 (16.67%) Apache Solr
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.67%) Redmine
7 4 (16.67%) SaaS
7 4 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) JSON
7 4 (16.67%) jQuery
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Project
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
1 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) Redmine
3 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) Firebug
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) Sahi
5 1 (4.17%) MSTest
5 1 (4.17%) WATIR
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (29.17%) Electronics
1 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Project Manager
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Project Leader
3 5 (20.83%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 4 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Head of Development
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (20.83%) RESTful
3 4 (16.67%) JSON
3 4 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) DOM
5 1 (4.17%) XHTML
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) W3C
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
3 7 (29.17%) Six Sigma
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) CMMI
6 3 (12.50%) System Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Image Processing
7 2 (8.33%) Web Development
8 1 (4.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
1 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO 9000
2 1 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
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