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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 13 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.98% 3.61% 6.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 31.71% 56.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 29
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £50,500 £48,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
21 41 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.13% 11.39% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14 37 51
Average salary £29,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.55% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £46,500 £50,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 5 £30,000 -37.50% 1
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 12 (34.29%) Python
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 10 (28.57%) Java
3 10 (28.57%) C#
3 10 (28.57%) ISO 9001
3 10 (28.57%) TickIT
3 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 9 (25.71%) .NET
4 9 (25.71%) Linux
4 9 (25.71%) Banking
5 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
5 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (22.86%) OO
5 8 (22.86%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) C++
5 8 (22.86%) Mobile Commerce
5 8 (22.86%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (22.86%) Mobile Payment
6 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Ruby
7 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
7 6 (17.14%) HTML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) InstallShield
1 3 (8.57%) NUnit
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.86%) Hudson
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.86%) TestNG
3 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (25.71%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Quality Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) QA Engineer
3 9 (25.71%) Software Quality Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Tester
4 7 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Software Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) QA Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) QA Tester
8 3 (8.57%) Applications Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.43%) CSS
5 2 (5.71%) Web Services
5 2 (5.71%) XML
5 2 (5.71%) XHTML
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.86%) Yii
6 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.86%) REST
6 1 (2.86%) Laravel
6 1 (2.86%) LINQ
6 1 (2.86%) Ajax
6 1 (2.86%) Flash
6 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
1 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
1 8 (22.86%) Mobile Banking
1 8 (22.86%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) OO
2 8 (22.86%) Mobile Commerce
2 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
4 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Scrum
4 6 (17.14%) MVC
5 5 (14.29%) TDD
5 5 (14.29%) System Testing
5 5 (14.29%) OOP
6 4 (11.43%) Validation
7 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) Python
2 10 (28.57%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) C#
3 8 (22.86%) C++
4 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (17.14%) SQL
5 6 (17.14%) Ruby
6 4 (11.43%) Perl
7 3 (8.57%) PHP
7 3 (8.57%) PHP5
7 3 (8.57%) VBScript
8 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 10 (28.57%) TickIT
1 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.43%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Perforce
1 2 (5.71%) Zend
2 1 (2.86%) SAP
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Autodesk
Newcastle, County Down
Datascope Recruitment
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago