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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 56 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 18 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.04% 2.26% 5.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.65% 36.73% 43.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 29
Average salary £35,000 £31,700 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.41% -9.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £27,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £55,000
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 49 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 6.26% 6.15% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 38 41 65
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,310 £24,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £44,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 July 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
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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
Durham -7 7 £32,500 -
Tyne and Wear -18 7 £37,500 +21.55% 11
Northumberland - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Degree
3 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (25.00%) Project Management
4 8 (25.00%) JIRA
4 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (21.88%) SaaS
5 7 (21.88%) XML
5 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 6 (18.75%) C#
6 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.63%) Requirements Management
7 5 (15.63%) Retail Banking
7 5 (15.63%) RESTful
7 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (15.63%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma
7 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
7 5 (15.63%) Banking
7 5 (15.63%) Retail
7 5 (15.63%) Electronics
7 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
7 5 (15.63%) Validation
7 5 (15.63%) .NET
7 5 (15.63%) Web Services
7 5 (15.63%) MS Project
7 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
2 5 (15.63%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) SaaS
2 3 (9.38%) Heroku
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
1 3 (9.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) Redmine
3 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) WATIR
5 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.13%) Sahi
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.13%) MSTest
5 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.13%) Firebug
General
1 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
1 5 (15.63%) Banking
1 5 (15.63%) Retail
1 5 (15.63%) Retail Banking
1 5 (15.63%) Electronics
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Project Leader
3 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Head of Development
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.13%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.13%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) RESTful
3 4 (12.50%) JSON
3 4 (12.50%) jQuery
3 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.38%) REST
5 2 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (3.13%) DOM
6 1 (3.13%) XHTML
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Gearman
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) PMI
3 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 8 (25.00%) Project Management
2 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.63%) Requirements Management
4 5 (15.63%) Validation
4 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma
4 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.50%) MVC
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
6 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Web Development
6 3 (9.38%) Release Management
6 3 (9.38%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.00%) Java
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) C
5 2 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) ISEB
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
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