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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 69 55
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 5.07% 1.96% 2.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.32% 19.18% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 33 8 18
Median salary £60,000 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+118.18% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £24,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £43,000 £38,150
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
73 73 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 10.28% 10.22% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 66 59 50
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,700 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +16 26 £55,000 +37.50% 8
Durham +7 8 £68,750 +111.53% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
3 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
4 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
5 18 (26.87%) C#
5 18 (26.87%) Web Services
5 18 (26.87%) MVC
5 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (23.88%) SaaS
6 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (23.88%) REST
6 16 (23.88%) SAP
6 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
7 15 (22.39%) Software Testing
8 14 (20.90%) Finance
9 13 (19.40%) CRM
9 13 (19.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
9 13 (19.40%) Waterfall
9 13 (19.40%) JIRA
10 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
10 12 (17.91%) Linux
10 12 (17.91%) ITIL
10 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
11 11 (16.42%) Scrum
11 11 (16.42%) CSS
11 11 (16.42%) HTML
11 11 (16.42%) SQL

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 10 (14.93%) IIS
1 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) Node.js
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (23.88%) SaaS
3 11 (16.42%) Heroku
4 3 (4.48%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) HTTP
2 10 (14.93%) SSL
3 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.99%) CouchDB
3 2 (2.99%) DataStage
3 2 (2.99%) DB2
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 13 (19.40%) JIRA
3 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio
4 8 (11.94%) Selenium
5 5 (7.46%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Advertising
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) Tester
3 12 (17.91%) Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.94%) QA Tester
6 7 (10.45%) Test Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) QA Automation Tester
7 6 (8.96%) SAP Manager
8 5 (7.46%) Architect
8 5 (7.46%) Test Manager
9 4 (5.97%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.97%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) Lead C# Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Lead Developer
9 4 (5.97%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 18 (26.87%) Web Services
3 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
3 16 (23.88%) REST
4 11 (16.42%) CSS
4 11 (16.42%) HTML
5 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
5 7 (10.45%) CSS3
5 7 (10.45%) HTML5
6 6 (8.96%) Ajax
6 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (8.96%) Entity Framework
6 6 (8.96%) jQuery
7 4 (5.97%) SAP PI
8 3 (4.48%) RESTful
8 3 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (2.99%) JSON
9 2 (2.99%) SOAP
9 2 (2.99%) XML
10 1 (1.49%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.45%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.46%) User Experience
5 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.48%) Replication
7 2 (2.99%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.99%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.49%) iPhone
8 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Linux
2 4 (5.97%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.99%) Unix
5 1 (1.49%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.87%) MVC
3 15 (22.39%) Software Testing
4 13 (19.40%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (19.40%) CRM
4 13 (19.40%) Waterfall
5 12 (17.91%) ITIL
5 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
6 11 (16.42%) ERP
6 11 (16.42%) Project Management
6 11 (16.42%) Scrum
6 11 (16.42%) Use Case
7 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.93%) Multithreading
7 10 (14.93%) Release Management
7 10 (14.93%) SDLC
7 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
8 9 (13.43%) People Management
8 9 (13.43%) Product Management
8 9 (13.43%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
2 18 (26.87%) C#
3 11 (16.42%) SQL
4 8 (11.94%) Ruby
5 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.48%) ABAP
6 3 (4.48%) Perl
6 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.99%) C
7 2 (2.99%) PHP
7 2 (2.99%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) Java
8 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) ISEB
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.88%) SAP
3 2 (2.99%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.99%) IBM
3 2 (2.99%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (2.99%) Informatica
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
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