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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 47 26
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 14 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.19% 3.20% 7.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.96% 38.89% 49.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 37
Average salary £80,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+146.15% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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
54 36 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.20% 8.22% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 48 36 72
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £23,750 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 -14 7 £80,000 +146.15% 2
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (25.00%) System Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) OOP
5 4 (20.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.00%) Ruby
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) C#
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) Web Services
6 3 (15.00%) XML
6 3 (15.00%) ISO 9000
6 3 (15.00%) Finance

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) WATIR
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Sahi
3 1 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Tester
4 6 (30.00%) Developer
4 6 (30.00%) QA Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) QA Tester
6 3 (15.00%) Head of Development
7 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Software Quality Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) XHTML
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Yii
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Laravel
4 1 (5.00%) LINQ
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (25.00%) System Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) OOP
5 3 (15.00%) CMMI
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Image Processing
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) PHP5
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9000
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (10.00%) TickIT
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Zend
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £27,500 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Car + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago