Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 66 38
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28 0
Contract jobs citing QA 43 96 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.93% 4.32% 5.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.10% 23.24% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 67 58
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £216
90th Percentile £643 £513 £535
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +21.43% +4.48% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - £19.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £19.00

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 153 413 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 17.55% 18.60% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 316 168
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -21.21% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £216 £263
90th Percentile £593 £511 £629
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £325 £413
% change year-on-year +23.08% -21.21% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 7
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £23.75 £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.18% +64.71% +14.86%
10th Percentile £16.25 £10.15 £13.50
90th Percentile £98.25 £28.88 £20.25
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £23.75 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.18% +55.56% +21.62%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (44.19%) Test Automation
2 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (37.21%) Open Source
4 15 (34.88%) Java
5 14 (32.56%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (32.56%) Data Modelling
6 13 (30.23%) SQL
6 13 (30.23%) Unix
6 13 (30.23%) Data Management
6 13 (30.23%) Selenium
6 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (30.23%) WebDriver
6 13 (30.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
7 12 (27.91%) Data Integration
7 12 (27.91%) Data Architecture
7 12 (27.91%) Shell Script
7 12 (27.91%) Informatica
8 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
8 11 (25.58%) BDD
9 10 (23.26%) Test Strategy
9 10 (23.26%) SFIA
9 10 (23.26%) TDD
10 9 (20.93%) JIRA
10 9 (20.93%) Big Data
10 9 (20.93%) Scala
11 8 (18.60%) Apache Hive
11 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
11 8 (18.60%) HBase
11 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 8 (18.60%) SAS
2 5 (11.63%) Confluence
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Mimecast
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
1 2 (4.65%) Slack
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (20.93%) Big Data
3 8 (18.60%) Apache Hive
3 8 (18.60%) HBase
3 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
3 8 (18.60%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (13.95%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (13.95%) Data Lake
4 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (13.95%) Hadoop
4 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
4 6 (13.95%) Pentaho
4 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
1 13 (30.23%) Selenium
1 13 (30.23%) WebDriver
2 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.93%) JIRA
4 6 (13.95%) ERwin
5 4 (9.30%) JUnit
5 4 (9.30%) RSpec
6 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.98%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (4.65%) Burp Suite
7 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.65%) JMeter
7 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.33%) Hudson
8 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.33%) Protractor
8 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) QA Engineer
1 7 (16.28%) Tester
2 6 (13.95%) Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Automation Tester
2 6 (13.95%) Data Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Data Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Lead Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Lead Data Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Senior Data Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) iOS Developer
5 3 (6.98%) JIRA Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) iOS SDK
2 4 (9.30%) RESTful
3 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.65%) REST
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Unix
2 4 (9.30%) Android
2 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Debian
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Test Automation
2 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (37.21%) Open Source
4 14 (32.56%) Data Modelling
5 13 (30.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (30.23%) Data Management
6 12 (27.91%) Data Architecture
6 12 (27.91%) Data Integration
7 11 (25.58%) BDD
8 10 (23.26%) SFIA
8 10 (23.26%) TDD
8 10 (23.26%) Test Strategy
9 8 (18.60%) Data Analysis
10 7 (16.28%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (16.28%) ETL
10 7 (16.28%) Scrum
10 7 (16.28%) User Stories
11 6 (13.95%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 12 (27.91%) Shell Script
4 9 (20.93%) Scala
5 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.30%) Objective-C
6 4 (9.30%) Python
6 4 (9.30%) Ruby
7 3 (6.98%) Groovy
8 2 (4.65%) C#
8 2 (4.65%) R
9 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) WCAG
2 6 (13.95%) Data Quality
3 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.33%) PMO
4 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Nessus
1 2 (4.65%) WSUS
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Informatica
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 6 (13.95%) CA
3 6 (13.95%) Tableau
4 3 (6.98%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.65%) Kaspersky
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Vyatta