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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 39 33 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +33
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 31 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.24% 7.06% 1.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.83% 49.21% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 19 30 7
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,350 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,000 £38,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
46 63 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.86% 14.35% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 39 52 35
Median salary £34,400 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.05% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,050 £20,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £68,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -9 21 £35,000 -6.66% 8
Sunderland - 1 £26,000 -
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
5 10 (26.32%) Java
6 9 (23.68%) Automotive
6 9 (23.68%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Coaching
7 8 (21.05%) Selenium
8 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
8 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
8 7 (18.42%) TDD
8 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (15.79%) Process Improvement
9 6 (15.79%) High Availability
9 6 (15.79%) BDD
9 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (15.79%) Mobile Games
9 6 (15.79%) Games
9 6 (15.79%) Refactoring
9 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Online Games
9 6 (15.79%) Sun
9 6 (15.79%) .NET
10 5 (13.16%) HTML
10 5 (13.16%) Project Management
10 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
10 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
10 5 (13.16%) Android

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 3 (7.89%) SAS
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) OLAP
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) Appium
3 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.89%) Grunt
4 2 (5.26%) Gatling
4 2 (5.26%) JMeter
4 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.26%) Xcode
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (23.68%) Automotive
2 6 (15.79%) Games
3 4 (10.53%) Brand Awareness
4 3 (7.89%) Law
4 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.26%) Finance
5 2 (5.26%) Legal
6 1 (2.63%) Advertising
6 1 (2.63%) Marketing
6 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) QA Manager
2 9 (23.68%) Senior Manager
2 9 (23.68%) Senior QA Manager
3 8 (21.05%) Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Tester
5 6 (15.79%) Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) QA Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Developer in Test
8 3 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (7.89%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) QA Test Manager
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
9 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) HTML
3 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.89%) Backbone.js
4 3 (7.89%) CSS
4 3 (7.89%) CSS3
4 3 (7.89%) HTML5
4 3 (7.89%) jQuery
4 3 (7.89%) Node.js
4 3 (7.89%) React
4 3 (7.89%) Web Services
4 3 (7.89%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) WPF
6 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Mobile Games
1 6 (15.79%) Online Games
2 4 (10.53%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.26%) iPad
4 2 (5.26%) iPhone
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (5.26%) Tandem
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Android
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) AIX
4 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
4 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Scrum
5 8 (21.05%) Coaching
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (18.42%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.79%) BDD
7 6 (15.79%) High Availability
7 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Process Improvement
7 6 (15.79%) Refactoring
7 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) SDLC
8 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.53%) Kanban
9 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Sun
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Hainton
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + CARE, pension scheme & flexi working
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £34,305 to £37,563 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £37,911 to £41,502 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Icore Tech
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago