Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 40 51
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 48 53 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.33% 5.90% 5.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.86% 32.92% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 67 70
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £428 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £281
90th Percentile £538 £615 £513
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £428 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +0.59% +21.43% -11.11%
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 107 161 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.88% 17.91% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 124 247
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +14.58% -20.00%
10th Percentile £241 £263 £220
90th Percentile £555 £588 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £413 £355
% change year-on-year -3.03% +16.20% -21.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £14.78 £77.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.93% +443.86% -26.92%
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £21.64 £77.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year -72.08% +443.86% -26.92%

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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 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
2 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 14 (29.17%) DevOps
3 14 (29.17%) Selenium
3 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
3 14 (29.17%) ITIL
3 14 (29.17%) Maven
4 12 (25.00%) Unix
4 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (25.00%) Docker
5 11 (22.92%) BDD
5 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (22.92%) CSS
5 11 (22.92%) GitLab
6 10 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
7 9 (18.75%) Java
7 9 (18.75%) Oracle
7 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 9 (18.75%) Puppet
7 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
7 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (16.67%) Ansible
8 8 (16.67%) Microservices

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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 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) Confluence
2 4 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.25%) Apache Solr
3 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 7 (14.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (14.58%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (8.33%) Office 365
5 3 (6.25%) BrowserStack
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
1 1 (2.08%) LAN
1 1 (2.08%) Network Security
1 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.33%) Big Data
3 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.33%) Sqoop
4 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.25%) ZAP BI
5 2 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.17%) HBase
5 2 (4.17%) OLAP
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.08%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.08%) HCatalog
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.08%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.08%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 14 (29.17%) Maven
2 14 (29.17%) Selenium
3 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (22.92%) GitLab
5 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 8 (16.67%) JUnit
5 8 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (14.58%) JMeter
7 6 (12.50%) JIRA
8 3 (6.25%) Gatling
9 2 (4.17%) Bitbucket
9 2 (4.17%) Gradle
9 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
9 2 (4.17%) Subversion
10 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
10 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 6 (12.50%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 4 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Data Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Django Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Python/Django Developer
6 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) CSS
2 8 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 7 (14.58%) HTML
3 7 (14.58%) jQuery
4 6 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (12.50%) Zuul
5 4 (8.33%) Django
5 4 (8.33%) Sass
6 3 (6.25%) .NET
6 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 3 (6.25%) JSON
6 3 (6.25%) Node.js
6 3 (6.25%) REST
6 3 (6.25%) SOAP
6 3 (6.25%) Web Services
6 3 (6.25%) XML
7 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Private Cloud
2 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Linux
2 12 (25.00%) Unix
3 7 (14.58%) CentOS
3 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (29.17%) DevOps
3 14 (29.17%) ITIL
3 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
4 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (22.92%) BDD
6 10 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
7 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (16.67%) Microservices
8 8 (16.67%) Project Management
8 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Scrum
9 7 (14.58%) Coaching
9 7 (14.58%) Software Delivery
9 7 (14.58%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.75%) Java
4 6 (12.50%) Python
5 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.17%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
7 1 (2.08%) Java 8
7 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
2 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) DBS Check
4 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Docker
2 4 (8.33%) Apache Flume
2 4 (8.33%) HDFS
3 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.17%) XenApp
3 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.08%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Puppet
2 8 (16.67%) Ansible
2 8 (16.67%) Terraform
3 6 (12.50%) Consul
4 3 (6.25%) SCCM
5 2 (4.17%) SCOM
5 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.17%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.08%) Oozie
6 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle
2 7 (14.58%) Dynatrace
3 5 (10.42%) Cloudera
4 3 (6.25%) Hortonworks
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.17%) BMC
5 2 (4.17%) EMC
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.17%) Tableau
6 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) F5
6 1 (2.08%) Google
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) McAfee
6 1 (2.08%) Remedy
6 1 (2.08%) Talend
6 1 (2.08%) VMware