The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 23 54
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +31
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 49 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.61% 6.61% 2.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.30% 49.00% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 19 43 14
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £27,500 £29,225
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £50,000 £74,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
46 100 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 6.32% 13.50% 8.25%
Number of salaries quoted 46 82 50
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £20,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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

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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

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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 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in the North East

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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -23 16 £30,000 -27.71% 5
Durham -11 3 £32,500 -22.61%
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (30.30%) C#
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
1 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
2 9 (27.27%) Scrum
3 8 (24.24%) .NET
3 8 (24.24%) Games
4 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
4 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
6 5 (15.15%) Web Services
6 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Selenium
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.15%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (12.12%) User Stories
7 4 (12.12%) Database Security
7 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.12%) Lean Six Sigma
7 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.12%) BPMN
7 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) OLTP
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 3 (9.09%) JUnit
2 3 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.09%) RSpec
2 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) Firebug
4 1 (3.03%) Fiddler
4 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Games
3 4 (12.12%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
1 8 (24.24%) Test Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Lead Business Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) SQL DBA
3 4 (12.12%) DBA
3 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 3 (9.09%) PPC Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) PPC Executive
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) PPC Manager
4 3 (9.09%) PPC Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Junior DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (12.12%) CSS
4 3 (9.09%) HTML
4 3 (9.09%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.03%) WSDL
6 1 (3.03%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) Ajax
6 1 (3.03%) Kohana
6 1 (3.03%) Zend Framework
6 1 (3.03%) LESS
6 1 (3.03%) Laravel
6 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Replication
2 3 (9.09%) Online Games
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Statistics
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
2 9 (27.27%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (12.12%) User Stories
5 4 (12.12%) Database Security
5 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.12%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.12%) BPMN
5 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) C#
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
4 3 (9.09%) Scala
5 2 (6.06%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.03%) OCMJEA
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certified Architect
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Sun
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) Zend
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