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

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.11% 3.88% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.33% 35.29% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 20
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,635 £26,400 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £50,000 £45,000
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
60 51 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.99% 10.99% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 46 38 55
Median salary £31,635 £37,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.50% -17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,775 £26,400 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,439 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +5 17 £35,000 +6.87% 7
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) Test Automation
3 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (28.57%) Coaching
3 14 (28.57%) SQL
4 13 (26.53%) HTML
4 13 (26.53%) Scrum
4 13 (26.53%) Refactoring
5 12 (24.49%) Online Games
5 12 (24.49%) High Availability
5 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (24.49%) Mobile Games
5 12 (24.49%) Games
5 12 (24.49%) TDD
5 12 (24.49%) Sun
6 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
6 11 (22.45%) CSS
6 11 (22.45%) OO
6 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
6 11 (22.45%) Degree
7 10 (20.41%) jQuery
7 10 (20.41%) AngularJS
8 9 (18.37%) CSS3
8 9 (18.37%) HTML5
8 9 (18.37%) ITIL
9 8 (16.33%) SAP
9 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
9 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder 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 3 (6.12%) SAS
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) SAP CRM
2 2 (4.08%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) IaaS
1 2 (4.08%) PaaS
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) Big Data
4 3 (6.12%) OLAP
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.04%) MySQL
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Grunt
1 8 (16.33%) Selenium
2 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.16%) Appium
5 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.08%) CruiseControl
6 2 (4.08%) Gatling
6 2 (4.08%) JIRA
6 2 (4.08%) JMeter
6 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.08%) Subversion
6 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.04%) CocoaPods
General
1 12 (24.49%) Games
2 4 (8.16%) Automotive
2 4 (8.16%) Brand Awareness
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Law
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 8 (16.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Tester
4 5 (10.20%) QA Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) QA Manager
5 4 (8.16%) CRM Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Developer in Test
5 4 (8.16%) Functional Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Senior QA Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) HTML
2 11 (22.45%) CSS
3 10 (20.41%) AngularJS
3 10 (20.41%) jQuery
4 9 (18.37%) CSS3
4 9 (18.37%) HTML5
5 8 (16.33%) Backbone.js
5 8 (16.33%) Node.js
5 8 (16.33%) React
6 6 (12.24%) .NET
7 4 (8.16%) SOAP
7 4 (8.16%) XML
8 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
8 3 (6.12%) Entity Framework
8 3 (6.12%) WCF
8 3 (6.12%) Web Services
9 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (4.08%) NHibernate
9 2 (4.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (24.49%) Mobile Games
1 12 (24.49%) Online Games
2 4 (8.16%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.08%) Tandem
4 2 (4.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Android
1 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Unix
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) AIX
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
4 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Test Automation
3 14 (28.57%) Coaching
3 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (26.53%) Refactoring
4 13 (26.53%) Scrum
5 12 (24.49%) High Availability
5 12 (24.49%) TDD
6 11 (22.45%) OO
6 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
7 9 (18.37%) ITIL
8 8 (16.33%) Front End Development
8 8 (16.33%) Functional Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Kanban
8 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (14.29%) BDD
10 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) Java
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) ABAP
4 4 (8.16%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) Ruby
5 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Degree
2 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.29%) ISEB
4 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Sun
2 8 (16.33%) SAP
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.04%) BEA
5 1 (2.04%) Informatica
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