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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North East
Rank 44 40 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 31 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.24% 5.21% 2.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.21% 38.75% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 15
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
56 80 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 8.79% 13.45% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 51 74 56
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £19,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £80,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -7 17 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Durham - 7 £55,000 - 1
Northumberland - 3 £32,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Software Testing
3 13 (27.66%) Java
4 11 (23.40%) Scrum
4 11 (23.40%) Automotive
5 10 (21.28%) TDD
5 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
5 10 (21.28%) SQL
6 9 (19.15%) Project Management
6 9 (19.15%) Selenium
6 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
8 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
9 6 (12.77%) .NET
9 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Process Improvement
9 6 (12.77%) User Stories
10 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
10 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 5 (10.64%) SDLC
10 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) JIRA
10 5 (10.64%) C#
10 5 (10.64%) Web Services
10 5 (10.64%) Linux
10 5 (10.64%) Unix

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) IaaS
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) PaaS
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Selenium
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
3 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.26%) Gatling
4 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) JMeter
4 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.26%) Xcode
5 1 (2.13%) GitLab
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) RSpec
5 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (23.40%) Automotive
2 4 (8.51%) Brand Awareness
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Law
3 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.38%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Advertising
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) QA Manager
2 11 (23.40%) Senior Manager
2 11 (23.40%) Senior QA Manager
2 11 (23.40%) Tester
3 9 (19.15%) Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Java Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Java Software Architect
5 5 (10.64%) QA Test Manager
5 5 (10.64%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Software Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.51%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) QA Automation Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
3 3 (6.38%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) WPF
5 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (10.64%) NHS
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.26%) iPad
3 2 (4.26%) iPhone
3 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
1 5 (10.64%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) AIX
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
2 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Software Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Scrum
4 10 (21.28%) TDD
4 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
4 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
5 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
5 9 (19.15%) Project Management
6 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Process Improvement
8 6 (12.77%) User Stories
9 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
9 5 (10.64%) SDLC
9 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.51%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
4 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
5 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
1 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.13%) Informatica
4 1 (2.13%) Siebel
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