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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 85 33
Rank change year-on-year +62 -52  
Contract jobs citing QA 20 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.87% 2.93% 4.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.48% 12.91% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 19
Median daily rate £320 £369 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.22% -1.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 58 302 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 17.01% 22.66% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 209 54
Median daily rate £320 £284 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.77% -22.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £490 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 43 (82.69%) Selenium
4 39 (75.00%) Scala
5 36 (69.23%) User Stories
5 36 (69.23%) Java
6 29 (55.77%) API Testing
7 27 (51.92%) Scrum
7 27 (51.92%) RESTful
7 27 (51.92%) Kanban
8 26 (50.00%) Groovy
8 26 (50.00%) Gherkin
8 26 (50.00%) Jenkins
8 26 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (50.00%) Software Engineering
9 24 (46.15%) Web Services
9 24 (46.15%) Exploratory Testing
10 23 (44.23%) Performance Testing
11 22 (42.31%) BDD
12 21 (40.38%) Usability Testing
12 21 (40.38%) WebDriver
13 20 (38.46%) Security Testing
13 20 (38.46%) Unit Testing
13 20 (38.46%) JIRA
13 20 (38.46%) SoapUI
13 20 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (38.46%) Defect Management
14 19 (36.54%) Atlassian
15 18 (34.62%) Confluence
15 18 (34.62%) Cucumber

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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 18 (34.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (1.92%) Firewall
1 1 (1.92%) LAN
1 1 (1.92%) Network Security
1 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (82.69%) Selenium
2 26 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 21 (40.38%) WebDriver
4 20 (38.46%) JIRA
4 20 (38.46%) SoapUI
5 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
6 11 (21.15%) JUnit
6 11 (21.15%) RSpec
7 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.92%) JIRA Agile
General
1 13 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Tester
2 23 (44.23%) Automation Tester
3 15 (28.85%) QA Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Java Automation Tester
4 11 (21.15%) QA Test Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Test Engineer
5 10 (19.23%) Quality Engineer
6 9 (17.31%) QA Tester
6 9 (17.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 9 (17.31%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (7.69%) Developer
7 4 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.85%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) iOS Android Developer
9 1 (1.92%) JIRA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (51.92%) RESTful
2 26 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 24 (46.15%) Web Services
4 8 (15.38%) JSON
5 3 (5.77%) iOS SDK
6 2 (3.85%) .NET
7 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.92%) CSS
7 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.92%) HTML
7 1 (1.92%) REST
7 1 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Android
1 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 36 (69.23%) User Stories
4 29 (55.77%) API Testing
5 27 (51.92%) Kanban
5 27 (51.92%) Scrum
6 26 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (50.00%) Software Engineering
7 24 (46.15%) Exploratory Testing
8 23 (44.23%) Performance Testing
9 22 (42.31%) BDD
10 21 (40.38%) Usability Testing
11 20 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (38.46%) Defect Management
11 20 (38.46%) Security Testing
11 20 (38.46%) Unit Testing
12 16 (30.77%) TDD
13 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
14 11 (21.15%) Web Testing
15 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (75.00%) Scala
2 36 (69.23%) Java
3 26 (50.00%) Groovy
4 5 (9.62%) Ruby
5 3 (5.77%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) VB
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) WCAG
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Crossbeam
3 1 (1.92%) F5
3 1 (1.92%) Juniper
3 1 (1.92%) McAfee
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) TippingPoint
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £720 to £766 per day
Posted: 3 days ago