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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.01% 2.84% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.35% 53.85% 36.67%
Number of salaries quoted 24 11 20
Median salary £41,250 £32,500 £31,700
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.92% +2.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
77 26 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.18% 5.27% 9.08%
Number of salaries quoted 56 21 46
Median salary £38,200 £32,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.53% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £22,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +14 37 £42,500 +30.76% 10
Wallsend - 1 £35,000 -
QA
North East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) Continuous Improvement
3 20 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (29.69%) SAP
5 17 (26.56%) CSS
5 17 (26.56%) HTML
5 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
6 16 (25.00%) Scrum
6 16 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 16 (25.00%) Degree
7 15 (23.44%) Coaching
8 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
8 14 (21.88%) SQL
9 13 (20.31%) Java
9 13 (20.31%) ITIL
9 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
9 13 (20.31%) Refactoring
10 12 (18.75%) jQuery
10 12 (18.75%) Online Games
10 12 (18.75%) High Availability
10 12 (18.75%) Mobile Games
10 12 (18.75%) Games
10 12 (18.75%) Process Management
10 12 (18.75%) OO
10 12 (18.75%) Sun
10 12 (18.75%) Conflict Management
11 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
11 11 (17.19%) TDD
11 11 (17.19%) CSS3

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 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.56%) Confluence
1 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 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.69%) Force.com
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) 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 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.50%) Grunt
3 4 (6.25%) Appium
3 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.13%) CruiseControl
5 2 (3.13%) Subversion
5 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.56%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.56%) JIRA
6 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (18.75%) Games
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Developer
2 10 (15.63%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Consultant
2 10 (15.63%) SAP Consultant
3 8 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (9.38%) CRM Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Functional Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) QA Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) SAP CRM Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Tester
5 5 (7.81%) QA Test Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.25%) QA Manager
6 4 (6.25%) SAP Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
6 4 (6.25%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) CSS
1 17 (26.56%) HTML
2 12 (18.75%) jQuery
3 11 (17.19%) AngularJS
3 11 (17.19%) CSS3
3 11 (17.19%) HTML5
4 9 (14.06%) .NET
4 9 (14.06%) Node.js
5 8 (12.50%) Backbone.js
5 8 (12.50%) React
6 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.81%) Entity Framework
7 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (6.25%) WCF
7 4 (6.25%) Web Services
8 3 (4.69%) REST
8 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (4.69%) SAP PI
8 3 (4.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.75%) Mobile Games
2 12 (18.75%) Online Games
3 7 (10.94%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.25%) User Experience
6 3 (4.69%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.69%) Replication
7 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) Android
2 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) Continuous Improvement
3 16 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 16 (25.00%) Scrum
4 15 (23.44%) Coaching
5 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 13 (20.31%) ITIL
6 13 (20.31%) Refactoring
6 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
6 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (18.75%) Conflict Management
7 12 (18.75%) High Availability
7 12 (18.75%) OO
7 12 (18.75%) Process Management
8 11 (17.19%) TDD
9 9 (14.06%) Business Process Mapping
9 9 (14.06%) Kanban
10 8 (12.50%) Front End Development
10 8 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.88%) SQL
3 13 (20.31%) Java
4 9 (14.06%) Ruby
5 6 (9.38%) ABAP
5 6 (9.38%) C#
6 3 (4.69%) Perl
6 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) PHP 5
7 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.50%) 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 19 (29.69%) SAP
2 12 (18.75%) Sun
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
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%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.56%) BEA
6 1 (1.56%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Salary: From £25,700 to £44,600 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits and bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Insure The Box
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Accenture
Salary: £26,100 to £42,700 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Accenture
Salary: £31,424 to £61,500 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago