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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.96% 1.35% 2.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.41% 38.89% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 26 6 14
Median salary £42,000 £37,500 £31,700
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% +18.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £24,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £50,000 £78,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
68 18 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.95% 3.47% 7.00%
Number of salaries quoted 53 17 38
Median salary £37,900 £30,701 £34,233
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.44% -10.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,020 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £46,750 £46,100
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

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 July 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 July 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 +21 35 £45,750 +22.00% 12
Sunderland - 1 £22,000 -
Wallsend - 1 £35,000 -
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 20 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (28.13%) SAP
4 16 (25.00%) CSS
4 16 (25.00%) HTML
4 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (25.00%) Scrum
4 16 (25.00%) Degree
5 15 (23.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (23.44%) SQL
6 13 (20.31%) ITIL
6 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (18.75%) Process Management
7 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 12 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 12 (18.75%) Coaching
7 12 (18.75%) Conflict Management
8 11 (17.19%) jQuery
8 11 (17.19%) .NET
8 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
9 10 (15.63%) OO
9 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 10 (15.63%) CSS3
9 10 (15.63%) HTML5
10 9 (14.06%) Functional Testing
10 9 (14.06%) AngularJS
10 9 (14.06%) Business Process Mapping
10 9 (14.06%) Selenium
10 9 (14.06%) Refactoring

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 2 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) SAP CRM
2 3 (4.69%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.81%) SaaS
2 3 (4.69%) Force.com
3 1 (1.56%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) MySQL
3 4 (6.25%) Big Data
4 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.69%) OLAP
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.13%) DataStage
5 2 (3.13%) DB2
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Selenium
2 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Grunt
3 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.13%) Appium
5 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.13%) CruiseControl
5 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.13%) JIRA
5 2 (3.13%) Subversion
5 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.56%) CocoaPods
General
1 8 (12.50%) Games
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Advertising
3 4 (6.25%) Marketing
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Developer
2 12 (18.75%) Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Consultant
3 10 (15.63%) SAP Consultant
3 10 (15.63%) Tester
4 8 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 6 (9.38%) CRM Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (9.38%) Functional Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (9.38%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) QA Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Applications Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (4.69%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.00%) CSS
1 16 (25.00%) HTML
2 11 (17.19%) .NET
2 11 (17.19%) jQuery
3 10 (15.63%) CSS3
3 10 (15.63%) HTML5
4 9 (14.06%) AngularJS
5 7 (10.94%) .NET Framework
5 7 (10.94%) Node.js
6 6 (9.38%) Backbone.js
6 6 (9.38%) Entity Framework
6 6 (9.38%) React
6 6 (9.38%) Web Services
7 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
7 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (6.25%) REST
8 4 (6.25%) WCF
9 3 (4.69%) Ajax
9 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (4.69%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Mobile Games
2 8 (12.50%) Online Games
3 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.38%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
6 4 (6.25%) User Experience
7 3 (4.69%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.69%) Replication
8 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.56%) iPhone
9 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) Windows
3 4 (6.25%) Android
4 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 16 (25.00%) Scrum
4 15 (23.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 13 (20.31%) ITIL
5 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (18.75%) Coaching
6 12 (18.75%) Conflict Management
6 12 (18.75%) Process Management
6 12 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
8 10 (15.63%) OO
9 9 (14.06%) Business Process Mapping
9 9 (14.06%) Functional Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Refactoring
9 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
9 9 (14.06%) TDD
10 8 (12.50%) CRM
10 8 (12.50%) High Availability
11 7 (10.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (23.44%) SQL
3 9 (14.06%) Java
3 9 (14.06%) Ruby
4 7 (10.94%) C#
5 6 (9.38%) ABAP
6 3 (4.69%) Perl
6 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) Degree
2 8 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.94%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) HND
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) SAP
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.50%) Sun
4 3 (4.69%) Informatica
5 2 (3.13%) Cognizant
5 2 (3.13%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.56%) Apple
6 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.56%) BEA
6 1 (1.56%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
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