The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 41 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 32 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.78% 4.78% 2.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.35% 40.00% 22.62%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 16
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -26.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £55,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
57 80 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 6.89% 11.96% 10.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45 58 71
Average salary £30,000 £38,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.58% +7.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,350 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -14 15 £30,000 -11.76% 14
Northumberland - 4 £21,000 - 1
Durham - 1 - - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (34.15%) C#
2 12 (29.27%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) Scrum
3 11 (26.83%) Games
4 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.51%) MVC
5 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
5 8 (19.51%) Web Services
5 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (19.51%) Razor View Engine
6 7 (17.07%) Finance
6 7 (17.07%) Online Games
7 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.63%) Selenium
7 6 (14.63%) VB
7 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (12.20%) Java
8 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.20%) CSS
8 5 (12.20%) Python
8 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
9 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
9 4 (9.76%) Physics
9 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
9 4 (9.76%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) SaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
1 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) JUnit
2 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.32%) RSpec
3 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
3 3 (7.32%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (4.88%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.44%) Hudson
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.44%) Firebug
5 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.44%) TestNG
5 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (26.83%) Games
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Back Office
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Electronics
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Graduate Software Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Graduate Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Graduate
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (7.32%) PPC Manager
6 3 (7.32%) PPC Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) PPC Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) PPC Executive
7 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
2 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 8 (19.51%) Razor View Engine
3 5 (12.20%) CSS
4 4 (9.76%) HTML
5 2 (4.88%) jQuery
6 1 (2.44%) Kohana
6 1 (2.44%) RESTful
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.44%) REST
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.44%) Laravel
6 1 (2.44%) SOAP
6 1 (2.44%) Flash
6 1 (2.44%) Ajax
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) Zend Framework
6 1 (2.44%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Online Games
2 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
2 4 (9.76%) Physics
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Open Source
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
4 1 (2.44%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Scrum
2 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
2 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
3 8 (19.51%) MVC
4 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
4 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Web Testing
6 4 (9.76%) ERP
6 4 (9.76%) User Stories
7 3 (7.32%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (7.32%) Analytics
7 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) C#
2 6 (14.63%) VB
3 5 (12.20%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) Python
4 4 (9.76%) C++
4 4 (9.76%) C
5 3 (7.32%) Ruby
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Scala
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.44%) Perl
7 1 (2.44%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.76%) F5
2 3 (7.32%) Google
3 2 (4.88%) HP
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Saba
4 1 (2.44%) Zend
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
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