Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 25 July 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)
England > North East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 98 50
Rank change year-on-year +49 -48 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 59 62 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.64% 2.38% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.65% 13.25% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 47
North East median daily rate £357 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +6.92% -9.72%
10th Percentile £309 £249 £206
90th Percentile £629 £490 £455
England median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £14.50 - -
England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -14.29% -33.21% +55.26%

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 the North East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 161 468 191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 12.66% 17.97% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 316 132
North East median daily rate £325 £285 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.04% -22.97% +2.07%
10th Percentile £196 £205 £250
90th Percentile £549 £500 £558
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +8.96% +3.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 8
North East median hourly rate £14.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.21% +86.67% -10.71%
10th Percentile £8.90 £10.78 £11.03
90th Percentile £19.00 £38.75 £29.55
England median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +4.65% +7.50%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the North East

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the North East over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in the North East

QA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in the North East

QA
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +43 50 £357 +3.33% 7
Durham - 4 £325 -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 43 (72.88%) Test Automation
2 42 (71.19%) Selenium
3 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (62.71%) Java
5 35 (59.32%) Scala
6 32 (54.24%) User Stories
7 28 (47.46%) API Testing
8 27 (45.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (45.76%) Kanban
9 26 (44.07%) Scrum
9 26 (44.07%) RESTful
10 25 (42.37%) Gherkin
10 25 (42.37%) Software Engineering
10 25 (42.37%) Groovy
10 25 (42.37%) Web Services
11 23 (38.98%) Jenkins
11 23 (38.98%) Exploratory Testing
12 22 (37.29%) Performance Testing
13 20 (33.90%) Usability Testing
13 20 (33.90%) JIRA
13 20 (33.90%) Defect Management
13 20 (33.90%) BDD
14 19 (32.20%) Cucumber
14 19 (32.20%) SoapUI
14 19 (32.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (32.20%) Security Testing
14 19 (32.20%) Unit Testing
14 19 (32.20%) Atlassian
15 18 (30.51%) WebDriver
15 18 (30.51%) Confluence

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (30.51%) Confluence
2 3 (5.08%) SAS
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
1 1 (1.69%) LAN
1 1 (1.69%) Network Security
1 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.08%) Apache Hive
2 3 (5.08%) Big Data
2 3 (5.08%) HBase
2 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.39%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.39%) Pentaho
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (71.19%) Selenium
2 23 (38.98%) Jenkins
3 20 (33.90%) JIRA
4 19 (32.20%) Cucumber
4 19 (32.20%) SoapUI
5 18 (30.51%) WebDriver
6 8 (13.56%) JUnit
6 8 (13.56%) RSpec
7 2 (3.39%) ERwin
7 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.69%) Hudson
8 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.69%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.69%) Protractor
8 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 10 (16.95%) Games
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Tester
2 24 (40.68%) Automation Tester
3 12 (20.34%) QA Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) QA Tester
5 10 (16.95%) Java Automation Tester
6 8 (13.56%) QA Test Engineer
6 8 (13.56%) Quality Engineer
6 8 (13.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (13.56%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (13.56%) Test Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Cloud Specialist
9 2 (3.39%) Data Architect
9 2 (3.39%) iOS Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Lead Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Lead Data Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.07%) RESTful
2 25 (42.37%) Gherkin
2 25 (42.37%) Web Services
3 6 (10.17%) JSON
4 3 (5.08%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Unix
3 3 (5.08%) Android
3 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (72.88%) Test Automation
2 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (54.24%) User Stories
4 28 (47.46%) API Testing
5 27 (45.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (45.76%) Kanban
6 26 (44.07%) Scrum
7 25 (42.37%) Software Engineering
8 23 (38.98%) Exploratory Testing
9 22 (37.29%) Performance Testing
10 20 (33.90%) BDD
10 20 (33.90%) Defect Management
10 20 (33.90%) Usability Testing
11 19 (32.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (32.20%) Security Testing
11 19 (32.20%) Unit Testing
12 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
13 13 (22.03%) TDD
14 8 (13.56%) Web Testing
15 7 (11.86%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 37 (62.71%) Java
2 35 (59.32%) Scala
3 25 (42.37%) Groovy
4 4 (6.78%) Ruby
4 4 (6.78%) SQL
5 3 (5.08%) Objective-C
5 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.69%) C#
7 1 (1.69%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) R
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) ISEB
3 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) WCAG
2 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.39%) XenApp
1 2 (3.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
1 2 (3.39%) SCOM
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.08%) Informatica
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) CA
3 2 (3.39%) Citrix
3 2 (3.39%) Google
3 2 (3.39%) Tableau
3 2 (3.39%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.69%) Crossbeam
4 1 (1.69%) F5
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Infor
4 1 (1.69%) Juniper
4 1 (1.69%) McAfee
4 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.69%) TippingPoint
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago