The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Tyne and Wear region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 64 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.20% 1.17% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 1.19% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 4
Median salary £26,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.46% +5.00%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,625
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.67%

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
488 421 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 96.06% 98.14% 95.55%
Number of salaries quoted 414 367 399
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 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
Sunderland - 1 £26,000 -
QA Tester
North East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce

QA Tester 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 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA