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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 19 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.23% 2.59% 4.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.26% 23.75% 43.24%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 28
Median salary £35,000 £32,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% -3.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,581 £26,750 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
76 80 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 10.66% 10.88% 9.34%
Number of salaries quoted 58 67 64
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,170 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -1 17 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Durham +19 5 £31,500 -59.35%
Northumberland - 1 £32,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) Continuous Improvement
3 20 (30.30%) Java
4 18 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 17 (25.76%) Degree
6 16 (24.24%) SAP
7 15 (22.73%) SQL
7 15 (22.73%) ITIL
8 14 (21.21%) Coaching
8 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (19.70%) HTML
9 13 (19.70%) Scrum
9 13 (19.70%) Refactoring
9 13 (19.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (19.70%) Functional Testing
10 12 (18.18%) High Availability
10 12 (18.18%) Online Games
10 12 (18.18%) TDD
10 12 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (18.18%) Mobile Games
10 12 (18.18%) Games
10 12 (18.18%) Sun
11 11 (16.67%) OO
11 11 (16.67%) Project Management
11 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 11 (16.67%) CSS
11 11 (16.67%) Process Management
11 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 11 (16.67%) Conflict Management
12 10 (15.15%) Software Testing

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 (4.55%) SAS
2 2 (3.03%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) SAP CRM
2 2 (3.03%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) IaaS
1 2 (3.03%) PaaS
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) Big Data
3 3 (4.55%) OLAP
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.03%) SAP BW
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.52%) MySQL
5 1 (1.52%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Selenium
2 8 (12.12%) Grunt
3 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.06%) Appium
5 4 (6.06%) JIRA
6 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.03%) CruiseControl
7 2 (3.03%) Gatling
7 2 (3.03%) JMeter
7 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.03%) Subversion
7 2 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.52%) CocoaPods
General
1 12 (18.18%) Games
2 6 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Automotive
3 4 (6.06%) Brand Awareness
3 4 (6.06%) Marketing
4 3 (4.55%) Law
4 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Tester
3 9 (13.64%) Consultant
3 9 (13.64%) SAP Consultant
4 8 (12.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (12.12%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) QA Manager
6 5 (7.58%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) SAP Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Developer in Test
7 4 (6.06%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) SAP CRM Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (6.06%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) HTML
2 11 (16.67%) CSS
3 10 (15.15%) AngularJS
3 10 (15.15%) jQuery
4 9 (13.64%) CSS3
4 9 (13.64%) HTML5
5 8 (12.12%) Backbone.js
5 8 (12.12%) Node.js
5 8 (12.12%) React
6 7 (10.61%) Web Services
7 6 (9.09%) .NET
8 5 (7.58%) SOAP
9 4 (6.06%) XML
10 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.55%) Entity Framework
10 3 (4.55%) REST
10 3 (4.55%) WCF
11 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (3.03%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.18%) Mobile Games
2 12 (18.18%) Online Games
3 6 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (6.06%) Augmented Reality
4 4 (6.06%) User Experience
5 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.55%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.03%) Tandem
7 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Android
1 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
1 5 (7.58%) Linux
2 4 (6.06%) Unix
2 4 (6.06%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) AIX
3 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
3 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 15 (22.73%) ITIL
5 14 (21.21%) Coaching
6 13 (19.70%) Functional Testing
6 13 (19.70%) Refactoring
6 13 (19.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (19.70%) Scrum
7 12 (18.18%) High Availability
7 12 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (18.18%) TDD
8 11 (16.67%) Conflict Management
8 11 (16.67%) OO
8 11 (16.67%) Process Management
8 11 (16.67%) Project Management
8 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) Java
2 15 (22.73%) SQL
3 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.06%) ABAP
4 4 (6.06%) C#
4 4 (6.06%) Ruby
5 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.52%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) PHP 5
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Degree
2 8 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.61%) ISEB
4 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) SAP
2 12 (18.18%) Sun
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) HP
4 2 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.52%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.52%) BEA
5 1 (1.52%) Informatica
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle
5 1 (1.52%) Progress
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