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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 32 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.25% 5.35% 2.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.18% 40.30% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 9
Average salary £31,700 £34,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.76% -35.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,300 £47,200
10% offered a salary of more than £88,000 £48,950 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
51 67 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 7.88% 13.27% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 37 49 38
Average salary £31,700 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.76% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £58,250 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 17 £33,000 -2.94% 15
Gateshead - 4 £29,600 -
North Shields - 2 £27,500 -
South Shields - 2 £27,500 -
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (46.15%) C#
2 16 (41.03%) .NET
3 15 (38.46%) Scrum
4 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
5 10 (25.64%) MVC
5 10 (25.64%) Games
5 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
6 9 (23.08%) Web Services
7 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
7 8 (20.51%) Selenium
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
8 7 (17.95%) Online Games
8 7 (17.95%) HTML
8 7 (17.95%) Java
8 7 (17.95%) CSS
8 7 (17.95%) Python
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) Razor View Engine
8 7 (17.95%) Automation Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
9 5 (12.82%) OO
9 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
9 5 (12.82%) Windows
9 5 (12.82%) Linux
9 5 (12.82%) JUnit
9 5 (12.82%) SQL
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) JUnit
2 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 3 (7.69%) RSpec
4 3 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.13%) TestNG
5 2 (5.13%) Hudson
5 2 (5.13%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.56%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.56%) NUnit
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) Firebug
General
1 10 (25.64%) Games
2 7 (17.95%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Applications Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Development Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.13%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Tester
8 2 (5.13%) PHP Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
3 9 (23.08%) Web Services
4 7 (17.95%) CSS
4 7 (17.95%) Razor View Engine
4 7 (17.95%) HTML
5 2 (5.13%) REST
5 2 (5.13%) Ajax
5 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 2 (5.13%) SOAP
5 2 (5.13%) Flash
6 1 (2.56%) XHTML
6 1 (2.56%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) Kohana
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.56%) Zend Framework
6 1 (2.56%) Laravel
6 1 (2.56%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Online Games
2 3 (7.69%) Open Source
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.56%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Scrum
2 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) MVC
4 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
4 7 (17.95%) Automation Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.82%) OO
6 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.26%) TDD
6 4 (10.26%) Web Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.26%) User Stories
7 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) C#
2 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) Python
4 5 (12.82%) Ruby
4 5 (12.82%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
5 3 (7.69%) PHP
5 3 (7.69%) Scala
6 2 (5.13%) PHP5
6 2 (5.13%) VB
6 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) HP
1 2 (5.13%) Citrix
1 2 (5.13%) VMware
2 1 (2.56%) Saba
2 1 (2.56%) Zend
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