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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 25 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.50% 4.05% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.78% 41.67% 46.15%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 21
Average salary £35,000 £47,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.92% +35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £38,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
49 60 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 6.45% 9.71% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 41 46 48
Average salary £35,000 £46,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.91% +41.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £32,747 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,500 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -26 14 £34,000 -28.04% 4
Durham - 3 £37,500 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (27.42%) C++
1 17 (27.42%) Java
1 17 (27.42%) Banking
2 16 (25.81%) C#
3 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.58%) SQL
4 14 (22.58%) Linux
5 13 (20.97%) Python
5 13 (20.97%) Mathematics
5 13 (20.97%) Computer Science
6 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 12 (19.35%) Windows
6 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (17.74%) .NET
8 10 (16.13%) ISO 9001
8 10 (16.13%) TickIT
8 10 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 10 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.13%) PCI DSS
9 9 (14.52%) HTML
9 9 (14.52%) Retail
10 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
10 8 (12.90%) OO
10 8 (12.90%) RDBMS
10 8 (12.90%) Mobile Commerce
10 8 (12.90%) MVC
10 8 (12.90%) Finance
10 8 (12.90%) Scrum
10 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) Revit
2 1 (1.61%) MS Project
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) BASE24
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) SaaS
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) ATM
1 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) RDBMS
2 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.45%) DB2
4 3 (4.84%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.84%) Ingres
4 3 (4.84%) MySQL
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) InstallShield
1 3 (4.84%) NUnit
1 3 (4.84%) Subversion
1 3 (4.84%) Selenium
1 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (3.23%) TestNG
2 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.23%) Hudson
2 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.61%) JIRA
3 1 (1.61%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (27.42%) Banking
2 9 (14.52%) Retail
3 8 (12.90%) Finance
4 3 (4.84%) Marketing
5 2 (3.23%) Back Office
5 2 (3.23%) Electronics
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Games
6 1 (1.61%) Front Office
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Software Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Software Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) Quality Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) QA Engineer
5 9 (14.52%) Tester
5 9 (14.52%) Software Quality Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Support Analyst
7 7 (11.29%) Senior Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Test Analyst
7 7 (11.29%) .NET Developer
8 6 (9.68%) QA Tester
9 5 (8.06%) Graduate Software Developer
9 5 (8.06%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (8.06%) Graduate Developer
9 5 (8.06%) Graduate
10 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) Server Support
10 4 (6.45%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) .NET
2 9 (14.52%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.29%) CSS
4 6 (9.68%) XML
5 4 (6.45%) J2EE
5 4 (6.45%) Web Services
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.23%) REST
6 2 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.23%) SOAP
6 2 (3.23%) Flash
6 2 (3.23%) XHTML
6 2 (3.23%) Ajax
6 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.61%) LINQ
7 1 (1.61%) Laravel
7 1 (1.61%) Yii
7 1 (1.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Mathematics
1 13 (20.97%) Computer Science
2 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.90%) Mobile Banking
3 8 (12.90%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (8.06%) Physics
4 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.45%) Tandem
5 4 (6.45%) Cryptography
5 4 (6.45%) EMV
5 4 (6.45%) Mainframe
6 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.23%) Online Games
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Linux
2 12 (19.35%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
3 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
3 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
3 8 (12.90%) Scrum
3 8 (12.90%) OO
3 8 (12.90%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (12.90%) MVC
4 7 (11.29%) Automated Testing
4 7 (11.29%) TDD
4 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
4 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
4 7 (11.29%) Manual Testing
5 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
5 6 (9.68%) Coaching
5 6 (9.68%) Validation
6 5 (8.06%) OOP
6 5 (8.06%) ERP
6 5 (8.06%) System Testing
7 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) C++
1 17 (27.42%) Java
2 16 (25.81%) C#
3 14 (22.58%) SQL
4 13 (20.97%) Python
5 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.68%) Ruby
7 5 (8.06%) VB
7 5 (8.06%) Perl
7 5 (8.06%) C
8 4 (6.45%) COBOL
8 4 (6.45%) PL/1
8 4 (6.45%) JCL
8 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.84%) PHP5
9 3 (4.84%) VBScript
9 3 (4.84%) PHP
10 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) ISO 9001
1 10 (16.13%) TickIT
1 10 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 10 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (16.13%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.45%) HL7
2 4 (6.45%) ISO 8583
2 4 (6.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle
2 5 (8.06%) F5
3 4 (6.45%) VocaLink
3 4 (6.45%) IBM
3 4 (6.45%) HP
3 4 (6.45%) NCR
4 3 (4.84%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.84%) Cognos
5 2 (3.23%) Zend
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.23%) Perforce
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Planview
6 1 (1.61%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.61%) SAP
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