The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Tyne and Wear region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 72 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.80% 1.00% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.07% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -27.77%
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
QA Engineer
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
590 468 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 94.70% 93.60% 98.60%
Number of salaries quoted 519 391 435
Median salary £38,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of job ads across the Tyne and Wear region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Tyne and Wear region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 5 £42,500 +30.76%
QA Engineer
North East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Tyne and Wear region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) Refactoring
3 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Coaching
3 4 (66.67%) Appium
3 4 (66.67%) Mobile First
3 4 (66.67%) Mobile Games
3 4 (66.67%) Games
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) OOP
3 4 (66.67%) Sun
3 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) Ruby
3 4 (66.67%) Online Games
3 4 (66.67%) Android
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (66.67%) High Availability
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Appium
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (66.67%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile Games
1 4 (66.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
1 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Coaching
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) High Availability
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile First
2 4 (66.67%) OOP
2 4 (66.67%) Refactoring
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Sun