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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.92% 0.94% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.00% 12.50% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23 3 14
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £28,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £48,000 £37,450
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
50 40 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.47% 7.53% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 44 35 34
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £28,636
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,400 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £43,800
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 28 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 28 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 +18 25 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Sunderland - 1 £22,000 -
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 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 22 (38.60%) .NET
2 22 (38.60%) SQL Server
3 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
4 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 18 (31.58%) C#
5 18 (31.58%) Web Services
5 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (28.07%) SaaS
6 16 (28.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET
6 16 (28.07%) MVC
7 15 (26.32%) REST
8 14 (24.56%) Finance
9 13 (22.81%) JIRA
9 13 (22.81%) CRM
9 13 (22.81%) Waterfall
10 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
10 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
10 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
11 11 (19.30%) Scrum
11 11 (19.30%) ERP
11 11 (19.30%) SQL
11 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
11 11 (19.30%) Heroku
11 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
11 11 (19.30%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (19.30%) Use Case
12 10 (17.54%) Release Management

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 10 (17.54%) IIS
1 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (28.07%) SaaS
3 11 (19.30%) Heroku
4 3 (5.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) HTTP
1 10 (17.54%) SSL
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (38.60%) 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 16 (28.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (22.81%) JIRA
3 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
3 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
4 8 (14.04%) Selenium
5 5 (8.77%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Tester
2 12 (21.05%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Automation Tester
4 8 (14.04%) QA Tester
5 7 (12.28%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) QA Automation Tester
7 5 (8.77%) Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Cloud Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Cloud Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Lead C# Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Lead Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Principal Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (38.60%) .NET
2 18 (31.58%) Web Services
3 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET
4 15 (26.32%) REST
5 9 (15.79%) CSS
5 9 (15.79%) HTML
6 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
7 6 (10.53%) Ajax
7 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (10.53%) Entity Framework
7 6 (10.53%) jQuery
8 5 (8.77%) CSS3
8 5 (8.77%) HTML5
9 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (5.26%) SAP PI
10 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.75%) COM
10 1 (1.75%) RESTful
10 1 (1.75%) SOAP
10 1 (1.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.77%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (7.02%) 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%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.75%) iPhone
7 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) 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 16 (28.07%) MVC
3 13 (22.81%) CRM
3 13 (22.81%) Waterfall
4 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 11 (19.30%) ERP
5 11 (19.30%) Scrum
5 11 (19.30%) Use Case
6 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (17.54%) Multithreading
6 10 (17.54%) Release Management
6 10 (17.54%) SDLC
6 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
7 9 (15.79%) Product Management
7 9 (15.79%) Project Management
8 8 (14.04%) Functional Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Line Management
9 7 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 18 (31.58%) C#
3 11 (19.30%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) Ruby
5 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.26%) Perl
6 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.51%) ABAP
7 2 (3.51%) C
7 2 (3.51%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ISEB
4 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) SAP
3 2 (3.51%) Cognizant
3 2 (3.51%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (3.51%) Informatica
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Apple
4 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.75%) Xamarin
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Newcastle
Department for Work and Pensions
Salary: Up to £38,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £34000.00 - £37100.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
BMC Recruitment Group
Salary: £33,000 - £38,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £31,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago