Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 42 88
Rank change year-on-year -18 +46 -52
Contract jobs citing QA 39 53 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.78% 5.98% 2.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.62% 46.49% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 37
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £438 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.72% -11.72% +3.57%
10th Percentile £133 £227 £264
90th Percentile £493 £445 £490
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £438 £320 £363
% change year-on-year +36.72% -11.72% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

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 116 114 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.24% 12.85% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 70 238
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £391 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.74% +12.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £208
90th Percentile £638 £550 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £381 £350 £295
% change year-on-year +8.93% +18.64% -18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 17
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.86% -37.50% +86.67%
10th Percentile £16.95 £8.90 £19.74
90th Percentile £40.85 £19.50 £31.95
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £28.50 £13.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year +105.41% -50.45% +86.67%

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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 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Project Management
2 11 (28.21%) Oracle
2 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
2 11 (28.21%) Coaching
3 10 (25.64%) Collaborative Working
3 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.64%) Data Management
4 9 (23.08%) Data Engineering
4 9 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (23.08%) Hortonworks
4 9 (23.08%) Cloudera
4 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 9 (23.08%) NoSQL
5 8 (20.51%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.51%) C#
5 8 (20.51%) SQL
5 8 (20.51%) .NET
5 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
5 8 (20.51%) CSS
5 8 (20.51%) MVC
6 7 (17.95%) Linux
6 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (15.38%) Unix
7 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft

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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 2 (5.13%) SAS
1 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon S3
1 3 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.56%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SMS
2 1 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) NoSQL
1 9 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (10.26%) OLAP
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Hive
4 2 (5.13%) Big Data
4 2 (5.13%) Data Lake
4 2 (5.13%) HBase
4 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) GitLab
3 3 (7.69%) Maven
3 3 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.13%) ERwin
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Burp Suite
5 1 (2.56%) FindBugs
5 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.56%) JMeter
5 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Data Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) ETL Developer
5 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Project Officer
6 2 (5.13%) Project Support Officer
6 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
1 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
1 8 (20.51%) CSS
2 5 (12.82%) HTML
3 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (10.26%) jQuery
4 3 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (7.69%) Spring
4 3 (7.69%) Spring Boot
5 2 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.13%) REST
5 2 (5.13%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) Zuul
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) EJS
6 1 (2.56%) Express
6 1 (2.56%) MFC
6 1 (2.56%) Node.js
6 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) CMDB
3 3 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) Blog
5 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Unix
3 4 (10.26%) Debian
4 3 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Coaching
2 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
2 11 (28.21%) Project Management
3 10 (25.64%) Collaborative Working
3 10 (25.64%) Data Management
4 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (23.08%) Data Engineering
4 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.51%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (20.51%) MVC
6 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (15.38%) DevOps
7 5 (12.82%) ETL
7 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
2 8 (20.51%) C#
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) Ruby
4 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) Java 8
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Terraform
2 3 (7.69%) Ansible
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) Consul
4 1 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) Cloudera
2 9 (23.08%) Hortonworks
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.82%) Tableau
5 4 (10.26%) SAP
6 3 (7.69%) Dynatrace
6 3 (7.69%) Informatica
7 2 (5.13%) CA
8 1 (2.56%) Siebel