Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 48 83
Rank change year-on-year -17 +35 -47
Contract jobs citing QA 29 45 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.28% 5.42% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.59% 38.46% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 55
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £133 £310 £239
90th Percentile £600 £755 £506
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £425 £325
% change year-on-year - +30.77% -7.14%
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 98 117 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.09% 14.08% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 76 326
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £328 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% +13.81% -23.27%
10th Percentile £173 £204 £205
90th Percentile £675 £556 £489
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £338 £286
% change year-on-year +18.52% +17.90% -24.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 22
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.86% -37.50% +86.67%
10th Percentile £41.25 £16.25 £12.55
90th Percentile £43.75 £19.75 £29.18
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.50 £17.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year +102.86% -36.94% +85.00%

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 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) ITIL
3 9 (31.03%) Terraform
4 8 (27.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (27.59%) Ansible
4 8 (27.59%) DevOps
4 8 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (27.59%) GitLab
4 8 (27.59%) Linux
4 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (27.59%) Puppet
5 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
5 7 (24.14%) CentOS
5 7 (24.14%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (24.14%) Unix
6 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
6 6 (20.69%) CSS
6 6 (20.69%) C#
6 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (20.69%) .NET
6 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
6 6 (20.69%) MVC
6 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
6 6 (20.69%) Maven
6 6 (20.69%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (20.69%) Amazon S3
6 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (20.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (20.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (20.69%) Private Cloud

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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 1 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon S3
1 6 (20.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
1 5 (17.24%) LAN
1 5 (17.24%) WAN
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (13.79%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) FTP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) GitLab
1 8 (27.59%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) FindBugs
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.45%) Electronics
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Legal
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Support
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Siebel Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
1 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
1 6 (20.69%) CSS
1 6 (20.69%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (20.69%) Spring Boot
2 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (17.24%) Zuul
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (10.34%) Spring
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 2 (6.90%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) Ajax
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) Express
6 1 (3.45%) JSON
6 1 (3.45%) Node.js
6 1 (3.45%) REST
6 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Private Cloud
2 3 (10.34%) CMDB
2 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) CentOS
2 7 (24.14%) Unix
3 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Windows
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) ITIL
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (27.59%) DevOps
4 7 (24.14%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
5 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
5 6 (20.69%) MVC
5 6 (20.69%) Software Delivery
6 5 (17.24%) Network Management
6 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (17.24%) Proactive Management
6 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
6 5 (17.24%) Service Management
7 4 (13.79%) Cryptography
7 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Time Management
7 4 (13.79%) Usability Testing
7 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C#
1 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Java 8
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Terraform
2 8 (27.59%) Ansible
2 8 (27.59%) Puppet
3 5 (17.24%) Consul
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Dynatrace
2 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) F5
2 4 (13.79%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) Juniper
2 4 (13.79%) McAfee
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Remedy
3 2 (6.90%) Black Duck
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.45%) Hortonworks
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Siebel