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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.96% 1.14% 2.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.54% 11.86% 48.39%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 15
Median salary £40,500 £80,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-49.37% +166.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £27,300 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £80,000 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
65 59 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.95% 9.59% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 59 54 31
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,400 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of job ads across the Tyne and Wear region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +20 27 £40,500 -49.37% 7
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 40 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) .NET
2 23 (40.35%) SQL Server
3 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
3 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
4 19 (33.33%) C#
4 19 (33.33%) Web Services
4 19 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (31.58%) SaaS
5 18 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET
6 17 (29.82%) MVC
7 16 (28.07%) REST
8 15 (26.32%) Waterfall
8 15 (26.32%) CRM
8 15 (26.32%) JIRA
9 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
9 14 (24.56%) Finance
10 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
10 13 (22.81%) ERP
10 13 (22.81%) Visual Studio
10 13 (22.81%) Use Case
10 13 (22.81%) Heroku
10 13 (22.81%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (21.05%) Git (software)
11 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (21.05%) Multithreading
11 12 (21.05%) Release Management
11 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (21.05%) IIS
1 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (31.58%) SaaS
3 13 (22.81%) Heroku
4 3 (5.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) HTTP
1 12 (21.05%) SSL
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (40.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.51%) DataStage
3 2 (3.51%) DB2
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (26.32%) JIRA
3 13 (22.81%) Visual Studio
4 12 (21.05%) Git (software)
5 7 (12.28%) Selenium
6 5 (8.77%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Advertising
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Developer
1 14 (24.56%) Tester
2 12 (21.05%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Automation Tester
3 10 (17.54%) QA Tester
4 7 (12.28%) QA Automation Tester
4 7 (12.28%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Cloud Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Cloud Software Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Lead C# Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Software Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Principal Developer
6 4 (7.02%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (40.35%) .NET
2 19 (33.33%) Web Services
3 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET
4 16 (28.07%) REST
5 8 (14.04%) CSS
5 8 (14.04%) HTML
6 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.77%) Ajax
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.77%) CSS3
7 5 (8.77%) Entity Framework
7 5 (8.77%) HTML5
7 5 (8.77%) jQuery
8 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (3.51%) SAP PI
10 1 (1.75%) COM
10 1 (1.75%) RESTful
10 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.02%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.26%) Replication
5 3 (5.26%) User Experience
6 2 (3.51%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.75%) iPhone
7 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) MVC
3 15 (26.32%) CRM
3 15 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
5 13 (22.81%) ERP
5 13 (22.81%) Use Case
6 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (21.05%) Multithreading
6 12 (21.05%) Release Management
6 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 11 (19.30%) Product Management
7 11 (19.30%) Project Management
7 11 (19.30%) SDLC
8 10 (17.54%) Line Management
8 10 (17.54%) Scrum
8 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
9 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (14.04%) Functional Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
2 19 (33.33%) C#
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) Ruby
5 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.26%) C
6 3 (5.26%) Perl
6 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.51%) ABAP
8 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
1 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.51%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) SAP
3 2 (3.51%) Cognizant
3 2 (3.51%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) Informatica
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Apple
4 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £53,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: 32,500 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: From £80,000 to £80,000 per annum circa £80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Death in Service, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Tyneside
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Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
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Volaris Exec
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: 16 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £31,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago