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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 5.56% 1.72% 1.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.25% 25.00% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 10
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £35,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
80 48 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 13.49% 6.90% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 74 39 37
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,550 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,200 £51,700
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 +31 33 £37,500 +25.00% 9
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) JavaScript
3 24 (42.86%) C#
3 24 (42.86%) .NET
3 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 23 (41.07%) JIRA
4 23 (41.07%) REST
5 21 (37.50%) SaaS
5 21 (37.50%) MVC
6 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 19 (33.93%) ASP.NET
7 19 (33.93%) Web Services
7 19 (33.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (33.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (33.93%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (32.14%) Software Engineering
9 17 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (30.36%) Unit Testing
10 16 (28.57%) Finance
10 16 (28.57%) ERP
10 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
11 15 (26.79%) Heroku
11 15 (26.79%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (26.79%) Visual Studio
11 15 (26.79%) CRM
11 15 (26.79%) Use Case
12 14 (25.00%) Release Management
12 14 (25.00%) Multithreading
12 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
12 14 (25.00%) SSL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 14 (25.00%) IIS
1 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (37.50%) SaaS
2 19 (33.93%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (33.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (26.79%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) HTTP
1 14 (25.00%) SSL
2 2 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) JIRA
2 19 (33.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (26.79%) Visual Studio
4 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 12 (21.43%) Selenium
6 6 (10.71%) JUnit
7 5 (8.93%) TestNG
8 4 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (7.14%) Hudson
8 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.79%) Firebug
10 1 (1.79%) MSTest
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Advertising
2 5 (8.93%) Marketing
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Analyst
3 14 (25.00%) Tester
4 13 (23.21%) QA Tester
5 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
6 9 (16.07%) QA Analyst
6 9 (16.07%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (14.29%) C# Developer
7 8 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (14.29%) Lead C# Developer
7 8 (14.29%) Lead Developer
7 8 (14.29%) Lead Software Developer
7 8 (14.29%) Principal Developer
7 8 (14.29%) QA Engineer
8 6 (10.71%) Software Tester
9 5 (8.93%) QA Test Engineer
9 5 (8.93%) Software QA Tester
9 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
10 4 (7.14%) Automation Tester
10 4 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) .NET
2 23 (41.07%) REST
3 19 (33.93%) ASP.NET
3 19 (33.93%) Web Services
4 13 (23.21%) CSS
4 13 (23.21%) HTML
5 9 (16.07%) Ajax
6 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.93%) CSS3
6 5 (8.93%) HTML5
6 5 (8.93%) jQuery
6 5 (8.93%) SOAP
7 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
7 4 (7.14%) Flash
8 1 (1.79%) DOM
8 1 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.36%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.57%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) iPhone
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (1.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Unix
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) MVC
3 18 (32.14%) Software Engineering
4 17 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (30.36%) Unit Testing
5 16 (28.57%) ERP
5 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 15 (26.79%) CRM
6 15 (26.79%) Use Case
7 14 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 14 (25.00%) Release Management
8 13 (23.21%) Product Management
8 13 (23.21%) Project Management
9 12 (21.43%) Line Management
10 11 (19.64%) OO
11 8 (14.29%) SDLC
11 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
12 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 6 (10.71%) Automated Testing
14 5 (8.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 24 (42.86%) C#
3 9 (16.07%) Python
3 9 (16.07%) SQL
4 6 (10.71%) Java
5 5 (8.93%) C
5 5 (8.93%) Perl
6 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.36%) PHP
7 3 (5.36%) PHP 5
8 2 (3.57%) Ruby
9 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) ISEB
2 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Apple
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