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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 42 35 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +31
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 33 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.70% 7.24% 1.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.74% 46.48% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16 33 7
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £56,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
38 71 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.26% 15.57% 11.13%
Number of salaries quoted 35 64 51
Median salary £32,750 £38,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.48% -8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £17,400 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £80,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -7 15 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Sunderland - 1 £26,000 -
Wallsend - 1 £37,500 -
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Software Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Automotive
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.18%) Project Management
6 6 (18.18%) .NET
6 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) User Stories
7 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC
7 5 (15.15%) Selenium
7 5 (15.15%) TDD
7 5 (15.15%) C#
7 5 (15.15%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) Unix
7 5 (15.15%) Linux
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) Law
8 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Brand Awareness
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.12%) DevOps
8 4 (12.12%) Waterfall

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 (9.09%) SAS
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) IaaS
1 2 (6.06%) PaaS
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) Gatling
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) JMeter
3 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.06%) Xcode
4 1 (3.03%) GitLab
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) RSpec
4 1 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (33.33%) Automotive
2 4 (12.12%) Brand Awareness
2 4 (12.12%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) QA Manager
1 11 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 11 (33.33%) Senior QA Manager
2 8 (24.24%) Tester
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Operations Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) WPF
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
3 2 (6.06%) iPhone
3 2 (6.06%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
1 5 (15.15%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) AIX
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
2 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Software Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) SDLC
5 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
5 5 (15.15%) User Stories
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (12.12%) DevOps
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Ansible
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.03%) Informatica
3 1 (3.03%) Siebel
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