The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.52% 6.10% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.21% 41.56% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 11
Average salary £30,850 £34,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.26% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
43 77 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.76% 14.67% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32 61 48
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £55,900 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
North East

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 11 £30,000 -9.77% 13
Gateshead - 3 £31,700 -
North Shields - 1 £27,500 -
South Shields - 1 £27,500 -
Sunderland - 1 £45,000 - 2
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 14 (43.75%) C#
2 12 (37.50%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) Scrum
3 10 (31.25%) Games
4 9 (28.13%) MVC
4 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
4 9 (28.13%) Web Services
4 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (21.88%) Razor View Engine
6 7 (21.88%) Online Games
6 7 (21.88%) Finance
7 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.75%) Selenium
7 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
8 5 (15.63%) Python
8 5 (15.63%) CSS
8 5 (15.63%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) Java
8 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 4 (12.50%) JUnit
9 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) JUnit
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.38%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (9.38%) RSpec
3 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
3 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Ranorex
5 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.13%) Hudson
5 1 (3.13%) TestNG
5 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.13%) Firebug
5 1 (3.13%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Games
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Test Engineer
1 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Technology Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Testing Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Development Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) .NET
2 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
2 9 (28.13%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) Razor View Engine
4 5 (15.63%) CSS
4 5 (15.63%) HTML
5 2 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.13%) LESS
6 1 (3.13%) REST
6 1 (3.13%) Laravel
6 1 (3.13%) Kohana
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Zend Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Ajax
6 1 (3.13%) Flash
6 1 (3.13%) XHTML
6 1 (3.13%) SOAP
6 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Online Games
2 3 (9.38%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
3 1 (3.13%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Scrum
2 9 (28.13%) MVC
2 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 6 (18.75%) Automation Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 4 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
7 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) Scala
3 3 (9.38%) Ruby
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) VB
4 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) PHP5
5 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) HP
1 2 (6.25%) Citrix
1 2 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (3.13%) Zend
2 1 (3.13%) Saba
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