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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North East
Rank 42 42 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 30 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.60% 4.93% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.97% 34.09% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 26 29 13
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,200 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,731 £53,500 £38,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
66 88 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 9.79% 14.45% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 54 77 42
Median salary £33,950 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.11% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £66,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -9 21 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Durham - 7 £55,000 - 1
Northumberland - 3 £32,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) Java
3 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
3 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
4 15 (27.27%) SQL
5 14 (25.45%) Functional Testing
6 13 (23.64%) Selenium
6 13 (23.64%) Scrum
7 11 (20.00%) TDD
7 11 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 10 (18.18%) BDD
8 10 (18.18%) Coaching
8 10 (18.18%) Project Management
9 9 (16.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.55%) Online Games
10 8 (14.55%) Refactoring
10 8 (14.55%) High Availability
10 8 (14.55%) Sun
10 8 (14.55%) Automotive
10 8 (14.55%) Mobile Games
10 8 (14.55%) Games
10 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
11 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.91%) Android
12 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
12 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (10.91%) Process Improvement
12 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy

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 3 (5.45%) SAS
2 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) IaaS
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) PaaS
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.64%) Big Data
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.82%) OLAP
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Selenium
2 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.09%) JIRA
4 4 (7.27%) Appium
4 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.27%) Grunt
5 2 (3.64%) Gatling
5 2 (3.64%) JMeter
5 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.64%) Xcode
6 1 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.55%) Automotive
1 8 (14.55%) Games
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Brand Awareness
3 4 (7.27%) Marketing
4 3 (5.45%) Law
4 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.64%) Advertising
5 2 (3.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Tester
2 10 (18.18%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Developer
3 9 (16.36%) QA Manager
4 8 (14.55%) Senior Manager
4 8 (14.55%) Senior QA Manager
5 6 (10.91%) QA Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Developer in Test
7 4 (7.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (7.27%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (7.27%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.27%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) .NET
1 6 (10.91%) HTML
1 6 (10.91%) Web Services
2 5 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.27%) Backbone.js
3 4 (7.27%) CSS
3 4 (7.27%) CSS3
3 4 (7.27%) HTML5
3 4 (7.27%) jQuery
3 4 (7.27%) Node.js
3 4 (7.27%) React
4 3 (5.45%) XML
5 2 (3.64%) SOAP
5 2 (3.64%) WPF
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.82%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.82%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Mobile Games
1 8 (14.55%) Online Games
2 4 (7.27%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) iPhone
4 2 (3.64%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.64%) Tandem
4 2 (3.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Android
2 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.27%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) Unix
3 3 (5.45%) Windows
4 2 (3.64%) AIX
4 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
2 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
3 14 (25.45%) Functional Testing
4 13 (23.64%) Scrum
5 11 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 11 (20.00%) TDD
6 10 (18.18%) BDD
6 10 (18.18%) Coaching
6 10 (18.18%) Project Management
7 9 (16.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.55%) High Availability
8 8 (14.55%) Refactoring
9 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
10 6 (10.91%) Process Improvement
10 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
10 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.91%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) C#
3 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.27%) Ruby
4 2 (3.64%) PHP
4 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.09%) ISEB
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) MBA
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Sun
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) HP
5 2 (3.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.82%) BEA
6 1 (1.82%) Informatica
6 1 (1.82%) Progress
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Graham Matthews
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + CARE, pension scheme & flexi working
Posted: 11 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Hainton
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday & Benefits
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
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