The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 21 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.15% 3.23% 4.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.26% 40.38% 39.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 12
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,500 £49,650
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
QA
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
27 52 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.31% 7.99% 12.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21 36 44
Average salary £32,500 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.47% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

QA
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

QA Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

QA
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

QA
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
(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
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 15 £32,500 -2.88% 13
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
2 11 (52.38%) REST
3 10 (47.62%) SaaS
4 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
6 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 7 (33.33%) OO
6 7 (33.33%) CSS
6 7 (33.33%) Python
6 7 (33.33%) HTML
6 7 (33.33%) MVC
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) Perl
7 6 (28.57%) SOAP
7 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (28.57%) Selenium
7 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
8 5 (23.81%) Heroku
8 5 (23.81%) Hudson
8 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
8 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (23.81%) JIRA
8 5 (23.81%) Release Management
8 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Ajax
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 5 (23.81%) IIS
1 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
2 1 (4.76%) Moodle
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) SaaS
2 5 (23.81%) Heroku
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) HTTP
1 5 (23.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
1 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (23.81%) JUnit
2 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 5 (23.81%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (23.81%) TestNG
2 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (23.81%) Hudson
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Developer
3 6 (28.57%) QA Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
4 5 (23.81%) QA Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Graduate
7 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
7 2 (9.52%) PHP Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (9.52%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Software Team Leader
8 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) REST
2 7 (33.33%) HTML
2 7 (33.33%) CSS
3 6 (28.57%) SOAP
4 5 (23.81%) Web Services
4 5 (23.81%) Flash
4 5 (23.81%) Ajax
4 5 (23.81%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.76%) Gearman
5 1 (4.76%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) PMI
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
3 7 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) MVC
3 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
5 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
5 5 (23.81%) CRM
5 5 (23.81%) ERP
5 5 (23.81%) Release Management
6 4 (19.05%) Product Management
6 4 (19.05%) Line Management
6 4 (19.05%) Use Case
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) OOP
8 2 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
2 7 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) Perl
4 5 (23.81%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) PHP
6 3 (14.29%) C
7 2 (9.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Blackboard
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Casmaco Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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