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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 30 46
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 25 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.38% 5.80% 4.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 46.30% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 20
Average salary £34,000 £47,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.04% +35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £38,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £47,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
42 54 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 7.13% 12.53% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 35 44 44
Average salary £35,000 £46,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.91% +46.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £31,962 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,500 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -25 14 £34,000 -28.04% 3
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (33.33%) Python
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) C#
3 11 (28.21%) Java
3 11 (28.21%) .NET
4 10 (25.64%) Linux
4 10 (25.64%) ISO 9001
4 10 (25.64%) TickIT
4 10 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 10 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (25.64%) PCI DSS
5 9 (23.08%) Banking
6 8 (20.51%) C++
6 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
6 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 8 (20.51%) OO
6 8 (20.51%) Mobile Commerce
6 8 (20.51%) MVC
6 8 (20.51%) Scrum
6 8 (20.51%) Mathematics
6 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
6 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
6 8 (20.51%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (20.51%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (17.95%) HTML
7 7 (17.95%) SQL
7 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
7 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) SaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 3 (7.69%) NUnit
1 3 (7.69%) Selenium
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.13%) TestNG
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.13%) Hudson
2 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
2 2 (5.13%) JUnit
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Front Office
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Software Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Quality Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) QA Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) Software Quality Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Senior Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) Tester
6 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Support Analyst
7 5 (12.82%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) QA Tester
9 3 (7.69%) Applications Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
10 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
2 7 (17.95%) HTML
3 5 (12.82%) CSS
4 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) XML
5 2 (5.13%) Flash
5 2 (5.13%) XHTML
5 2 (5.13%) Ajax
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.13%) SOAP
5 2 (5.13%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.13%) REST
6 1 (2.56%) Laravel
6 1 (2.56%) Yii
6 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Mathematics
1 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
1 8 (20.51%) Mobile Banking
1 8 (20.51%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Online Games
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Scrum
2 8 (20.51%) MVC
2 8 (20.51%) OO
2 8 (20.51%) Mobile Commerce
2 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
2 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
2 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
3 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
3 7 (17.95%) Performance Testing
3 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
4 5 (12.82%) TDD
4 5 (12.82%) System Testing
4 5 (12.82%) OOP
5 4 (10.26%) Validation
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) B2B
7 2 (5.13%) B2C
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Python
2 12 (30.77%) C#
3 11 (28.21%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) C++
5 7 (17.95%) SQL
6 6 (15.38%) Ruby
7 5 (12.82%) Perl
8 3 (7.69%) PHP
8 3 (7.69%) PHP5
8 3 (7.69%) VBScript
9 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) ISO 9001
1 10 (25.64%) TickIT
1 10 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 10 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (25.64%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Perforce
1 2 (5.13%) Zend
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Autodesk
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