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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 5.64% 2.05% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.55% 28.07% 32.76%
Number of salaries quoted 42 9 16
Median salary £65,000 £35,000 £30,850
Median salary % change year-on-year
+85.71% +13.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
91 57 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 11.15% 7.29% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 84 45 50
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,220 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £44,200 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 29 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 34 £60,000 +60.00% 11
Durham +8 8 £63,750 +96.15%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 49 (72.06%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) SAP
3 21 (30.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 21 (30.88%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (29.41%) ITIL
5 17 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (25.00%) Degree
6 16 (23.53%) Process Management
6 16 (23.53%) Conflict Management
7 15 (22.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
8 13 (19.12%) HTML
8 13 (19.12%) Linux
8 13 (19.12%) CSS
8 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
9 12 (17.65%) Scrum
10 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.18%) .NET
10 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
11 10 (14.71%) SQL
11 10 (14.71%) Web Services
11 10 (14.71%) MVC
11 10 (14.71%) Business Process Mapping
12 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
12 9 (13.24%) People Management
12 9 (13.24%) CSS3
12 9 (13.24%) HTML5
13 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (11.76%) SaaS

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 2 (2.94%) IIS
1 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) SAP CRM
2 3 (4.41%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (11.76%) SaaS
2 3 (4.41%) Force.com
2 3 (4.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) MySQL
3 5 (7.35%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.41%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.94%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.94%) DataStage
5 2 (2.94%) DB2
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Selenium
2 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.41%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) Grunt
General
1 5 (7.35%) Advertising
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Back Office
3 2 (2.94%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Developer
2 12 (17.65%) Consultant
2 12 (17.65%) SAP Consultant
2 12 (17.65%) Tester
3 11 (16.18%) Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Automation Tester
5 6 (8.82%) QA Tester
5 6 (8.82%) SAP Manager
6 5 (7.35%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Functional Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) QA Automation Tester
6 5 (7.35%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) SAP Authorisation Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) CSS
1 13 (19.12%) HTML
2 11 (16.18%) .NET
3 10 (14.71%) Web Services
4 9 (13.24%) CSS3
4 9 (13.24%) HTML5
5 6 (8.82%) .NET Framework
5 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.82%) jQuery
5 6 (8.82%) REST
6 5 (7.35%) Entity Framework
6 5 (7.35%) Node.js
7 4 (5.88%) Ajax
7 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.88%) SAP PI
8 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.41%) JSON
8 3 (4.41%) RESTful
8 3 (4.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (4.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (7.35%) User Experience
4 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.41%) Replication
6 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.94%) Mobile Games
6 2 (2.94%) Online Games
7 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.47%) iPhone
7 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Linux
2 4 (5.88%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (72.06%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 20 (29.41%) ITIL
4 17 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 16 (23.53%) Conflict Management
5 16 (23.53%) Process Management
6 15 (22.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
8 12 (17.65%) Scrum
9 10 (14.71%) Business Process Mapping
9 10 (14.71%) MVC
10 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
10 9 (13.24%) People Management
11 8 (11.76%) CRM
11 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.29%) Demand Management
12 7 (10.29%) OO
12 7 (10.29%) Quality Management
12 7 (10.29%) SDLC
12 7 (10.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
2 10 (14.71%) SQL
3 8 (11.76%) Ruby
4 7 (10.29%) C#
5 6 (8.82%) ABAP
6 4 (5.88%) Java
6 4 (5.88%) PHP
7 3 (4.41%) Perl
7 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.94%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.47%) C
9 1 (1.47%) Python
9 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.94%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) HND
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) SAP
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.94%) IBM
3 2 (2.94%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (2.94%) Informatica
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) Sun
4 1 (1.47%) Apple
4 1 (1.47%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
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