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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 25 52
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 34 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.62% 6.95% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.74% 57.63% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 22 21 8
Average salary £36,250 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.44% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +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 59 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.88% 12.07% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 50 46 29
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +63.63%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -20 22 £36,250 -19.44% 4
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (36.36%) C#
2 15 (34.09%) .NET
3 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.00%) Java
4 11 (25.00%) Python
5 10 (22.73%) TickIT
5 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 10 (22.73%) MVC
5 10 (22.73%) ISO 9001
5 10 (22.73%) Banking
5 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (22.73%) PCI DSS
6 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
7 8 (18.18%) Mobile Banking
7 8 (18.18%) Mobile Payment
7 8 (18.18%) Mobile Commerce
7 8 (18.18%) Linux
7 8 (18.18%) OO
7 8 (18.18%) C++
7 8 (18.18%) Scrum
7 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (18.18%) Mathematics
7 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
8 7 (15.91%) SQL
9 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.64%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.82%) InstallShield
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
1 3 (6.82%) NUnit
2 2 (4.55%) Subversion
2 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.55%) TestNG
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) JUnit
2 2 (4.55%) Ranorex
2 2 (4.55%) Hudson
2 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (22.73%) Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 4 (9.09%) Games
4 3 (6.82%) Marketing
5 2 (4.55%) Retail
5 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Front Office
6 1 (2.27%) Back Office
6 1 (2.27%) Electronics
6 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Quality Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) QA Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) .NET Developer
4 9 (20.45%) Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) Software Quality Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Senior Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Software Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Tester
7 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
9 2 (4.55%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior PHP Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior PHP Web Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Applications Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) .NET
2 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
3 7 (15.91%) HTML
4 6 (13.64%) Web Services
5 5 (11.36%) CSS
6 4 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (4.55%) Ajax
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.55%) Flash
7 2 (4.55%) XHTML
7 2 (4.55%) SOAP
7 2 (4.55%) XML
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.55%) REST
8 1 (2.27%) Laravel
8 1 (2.27%) Yii
8 1 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.27%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Mobile Banking
1 8 (18.18%) Mobile Payment
1 8 (18.18%) Mathematics
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.09%) Online Games
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) MVC
3 8 (18.18%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (18.18%) OO
3 8 (18.18%) Scrum
3 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 8 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.36%) OOP
5 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.09%) Validation
6 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Line Management
7 3 (6.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) C#
2 11 (25.00%) Java
2 11 (25.00%) Python
3 8 (18.18%) C++
4 7 (15.91%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.36%) Perl
7 4 (9.09%) Ruby
8 3 (6.82%) VBScript
8 3 (6.82%) PHP
8 3 (6.82%) PHP5
9 2 (4.55%) VB
9 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) TickIT
1 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 10 (22.73%) ISO 9001
1 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (22.73%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.09%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Zend
1 2 (4.55%) HP
1 2 (4.55%) Perforce
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Autodesk
2 1 (2.27%) SAP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £34,894 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £21,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Orange Bus Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago