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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 31 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 28 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.99% 5.56% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.10% 50.91% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 5
Average salary £33,000 £34,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -43.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,700 £41,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,900 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
58 55 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.27% 10.91% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 43 39 24
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,750 £45,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -9 24 £38,750 +3.33% 14
North Shields - 2 £27,500 -
South Shields - 2 £27,500 -
Gateshead - 2 £27,500 - 2
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 18 (41.86%) C#
2 17 (39.53%) .NET
3 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) Scrum
5 11 (25.58%) Java
5 11 (25.58%) Python
6 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
7 9 (20.93%) MVC
8 8 (18.60%) Games
8 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
9 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
9 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
9 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
9 7 (16.28%) Banking
9 7 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (16.28%) Selenium
9 7 (16.28%) TickIT
9 7 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 7 (16.28%) ISO 9001
9 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) Web Services
10 6 (13.95%) HTML
10 6 (13.95%) Windows
10 6 (13.95%) OO
10 6 (13.95%) CSS
10 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.95%) Finance
10 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Ruby

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) JUnit
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.98%) InstallShield
3 3 (6.98%) NUnit
4 2 (4.65%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.65%) TestNG
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Hudson
4 2 (4.65%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.65%) RSpec
5 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.33%) Firebug
5 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (18.60%) Games
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 6 (13.95%) Finance
4 3 (6.98%) Retail
5 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Marketing
5 2 (4.65%) Publishing
6 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) .NET Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Software Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) QA Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Quality Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Software Quality Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Applications Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
9 2 (4.65%) PHP Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
3 7 (16.28%) Web Services
4 6 (13.95%) CSS
4 6 (13.95%) Razor View Engine
4 6 (13.95%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) REST
5 2 (4.65%) Ajax
5 2 (4.65%) SOAP
5 2 (4.65%) Flash
6 1 (2.33%) XHTML
6 1 (2.33%) XML
6 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.33%) Zend Framework
6 1 (2.33%) jQuery
6 1 (2.33%) Kohana
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.33%) Laravel
6 1 (2.33%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Online Games
2 5 (11.63%) Mathematics
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Scrum
3 9 (20.93%) MVC
4 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
5 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.95%) OO
6 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Mobile Commerce
7 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.30%) Validation
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Line Management
9 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.98%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) C#
2 11 (25.58%) Python
2 11 (25.58%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.28%) SQL
4 6 (13.95%) Ruby
5 5 (11.63%) C++
5 5 (11.63%) Perl
6 3 (6.98%) PHP
6 3 (6.98%) VBScript
7 2 (4.65%) VB
7 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.65%) PHP5
7 2 (4.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) ISO 9001
1 7 (16.28%) TickIT
1 7 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 7 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.30%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Perforce
1 2 (4.65%) VMware
1 2 (4.65%) HP
1 2 (4.65%) Citrix
2 1 (2.33%) Autodesk
2 1 (2.33%) Saba
2 1 (2.33%) Zend
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
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Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £28315 - £40450 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,813 to £39,085 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gateshead
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, life assurance etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 22 days ago