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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 35 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.25% 4.18% 3.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.59% 46.05% 39.06%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 12
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,500 £49,650
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -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
39 76 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 5.17% 9.08% 9.77%
Number of salaries quoted 34 54 42
Average salary £37,500 £35,831 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £24,250 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

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 3 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -9 14 £32,500 - 11
Durham -20 1 £37,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) HTML
3 11 (33.33%) SaaS
3 11 (33.33%) REST
4 10 (30.30%) Java
4 10 (30.30%) CSS
5 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (24.24%) Selenium
6 8 (24.24%) Linux
6 8 (24.24%) Python
6 8 (24.24%) C#
6 8 (24.24%) SQL
7 7 (21.21%) Perl
7 7 (21.21%) OO
7 7 (21.21%) MVC
7 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
7 7 (21.21%) JIRA
7 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
8 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (18.18%) Finance
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.18%) Project Management
8 6 (18.18%) Banking
8 6 (18.18%) SOAP
8 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
8 6 (18.18%) .NET
9 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (15.15%) IIS
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.03%) Moodle
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) SaaS
2 5 (15.15%) Heroku
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
1 5 (15.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) JIRA
3 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (15.15%) Hudson
4 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
4 5 (15.15%) JUnit
4 5 (15.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (15.15%) TestNG
4 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.03%) Firebug
5 1 (3.03%) WATIR
5 1 (3.03%) Redmine
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) MSTest
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
1 6 (18.18%) Banking
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
2 5 (15.15%) Retail Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Developer
4 6 (18.18%) QA Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) QA Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Lead Business Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Business Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Tester
6 4 (12.12%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Graduate
7 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) PHP Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (6.06%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (3.03%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) REST
1 11 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (30.30%) CSS
3 6 (18.18%) SOAP
3 6 (18.18%) .NET
4 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
4 5 (15.15%) Web Services
4 5 (15.15%) Flash
4 5 (15.15%) Ajax
5 2 (6.06%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) DOM
6 1 (3.03%) Gearman
6 1 (3.03%) Android SDK
6 1 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.03%) JSON
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) OAuth
6 1 (3.03%) RESTful
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (3.03%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) PMI
4 1 (3.03%) W3C
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
3 7 (21.21%) OO
3 7 (21.21%) MVC
3 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Multithreading
5 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
5 5 (15.15%) Requirements Management
5 5 (15.15%) Release Management
5 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
5 5 (15.15%) CRM
5 5 (15.15%) ERP
5 5 (15.15%) Validation
6 4 (12.12%) Web Development
6 4 (12.12%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 10 (30.30%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) C#
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Python
4 7 (21.21%) Perl
5 4 (12.12%) PHP
5 4 (12.12%) C
6 2 (6.06%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.03%) Blackboard
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
SCC
Salary: From £22,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Casmaco Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago