Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 48 78
Rank change year-on-year 0 +30 -36
Contract jobs citing QA 36 37 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.39% 4.53% 3.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.30% 28.46% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 66
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £353 £310 £286
90th Percentile £590 £755 £513
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +14.29%
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 94 130 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.46% 15.91% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 94 375
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £455 £368 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% +18.55% -22.50%
10th Percentile £221 £222 £205
90th Percentile £675 £550 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £375 £310
% change year-on-year +20.00% +20.97% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 25
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.86% -36.36% +83.33%
10th Percentile £41.25 £16.25 £10.12
90th Percentile £43.75 £27.75 £28.95
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +102.86% -36.36% +83.33%

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 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Linux
3 14 (38.89%) ITIL
4 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (33.33%) Docker
5 12 (33.33%) GitLab
5 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 11 (30.56%) Maven
6 11 (30.56%) Terraform
6 11 (30.56%) DevOps
6 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
7 10 (27.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (27.78%) Ansible
7 10 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (27.78%) Spring Boot
7 10 (27.78%) Puppet
7 10 (27.78%) Unix
7 10 (27.78%) CSS
8 9 (25.00%) HTML
8 9 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (25.00%) CentOS
8 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (22.22%) Amazon S3
9 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (22.22%) Private Cloud
9 8 (22.22%) Software Delivery
9 8 (22.22%) Microservices
9 8 (22.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch

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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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.56%) Apache Solr
3 2 (5.56%) Confluence
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon S3
1 8 (22.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Firewall
1 5 (13.89%) LAN
1 5 (13.89%) WAN
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) FTP
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) OLAP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) GitLab
2 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
2 11 (30.56%) Maven
3 10 (27.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (13.89%) Selenium
6 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 3 (8.33%) JIRA
7 3 (8.33%) JUnit
8 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.56%) Gradle
8 2 (5.56%) Subversion
9 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.78%) FindBugs
9 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.78%) Geb
9 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.78%) JMeter
9 1 (2.78%) Sahi
9 1 (2.78%) WATIR
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Django Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Support
4 3 (8.33%) Python Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Python/Django Developer
5 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Data Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.56%) HTML Developer
5 2 (5.56%) React Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) CSS
1 10 (27.78%) Spring Boot
2 9 (25.00%) HTML
3 8 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (19.44%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (19.44%) Zuul
5 5 (13.89%) jQuery
5 5 (13.89%) Spring
5 5 (13.89%) Web Services
6 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 4 (11.11%) JSON
6 4 (11.11%) Node.js
7 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (8.33%) Django
7 3 (8.33%) REST
7 3 (8.33%) Sass
8 2 (5.56%) SOAP
8 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.78%) Blog
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Linux
2 10 (27.78%) Unix
3 9 (25.00%) CentOS
4 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) ITIL
3 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 11 (30.56%) DevOps
6 10 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (22.22%) Microservices
8 8 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (22.22%) Software Delivery
9 6 (16.67%) Service Management
10 5 (13.89%) BDD
10 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
10 5 (13.89%) MVC
10 5 (13.89%) Network Management
10 5 (13.89%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (13.89%) Proactive Management
10 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
10 5 (13.89%) TDD
11 4 (11.11%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (19.44%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) Java 8
5 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.78%) Groovy
6 1 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) Scala
6 1 (2.78%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) DBS Check
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.78%) HDFS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
2 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) Terraform
2 10 (27.78%) Ansible
2 10 (27.78%) Puppet
3 7 (19.44%) Consul
4 2 (5.56%) SCCM
5 1 (2.78%) SCOM
5 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Dynatrace
2 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
2 4 (11.11%) F5
2 4 (11.11%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Juniper
2 4 (11.11%) McAfee
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Remedy
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Black Duck
4 2 (5.56%) Cloudera
4 2 (5.56%) Hortonworks
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.78%) BMC
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) Siebel
5 1 (2.78%) Tableau