Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 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)
England > North East
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 48 76
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28 -22
Contract jobs citing QA 41 47 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.39% 3.90% 3.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.03% 27.65% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 47 79
North East median daily rate £434 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £310 £275
90th Percentile £585 £755 £513
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.49% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North East median hourly rate - £14.50 -
England median hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £19.23
% change year-on-year +102.78% -6.40% -3.85%

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

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 128 170 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.60% 14.12% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 115 410
North East median daily rate £400 £351 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.12% +16.83% -25.00%
10th Percentile £181 £203 £205
90th Percentile £675 £550 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 29
North East median hourly rate £28.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.13% -41.82% +71.88%
10th Percentile £21.35 £11.69 £10.01
90th Percentile £41.05 £18.75 £36.55
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.97% +11.77%

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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 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in the North East

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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 24 September 2018. 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 -16 30 £475 +11.76% 23
Durham -6 8 £350 +7.69% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Linux
3 12 (29.27%) ITIL
4 10 (24.39%) HP
4 10 (24.39%) DevOps
4 10 (24.39%) Terraform
5 9 (21.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (21.95%) Ansible
5 9 (21.95%) GitLab
5 9 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (21.95%) Puppet
5 9 (21.95%) Configuration Management
5 9 (21.95%) Unix
6 8 (19.51%) Maven
6 8 (19.51%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
6 8 (19.51%) CentOS
6 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.07%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (17.07%) Amazon S3
7 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.07%) Private Cloud
7 7 (17.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (17.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (17.07%) Software Delivery
7 7 (17.07%) Spring Boot
7 7 (17.07%) Docker
7 7 (17.07%) Dynatrace

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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 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (17.07%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (17.07%) Amazon S3
2 7 (17.07%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.44%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Firewall
1 5 (12.20%) LAN
1 5 (12.20%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (9.76%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) FTP
3 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) GitLab
1 9 (21.95%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
2 8 (19.51%) Maven
3 6 (14.63%) Selenium
4 4 (9.76%) Bugzilla
4 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.76%) OpenSTA
4 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.88%) JIRA
6 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.44%) FindBugs
6 1 (2.44%) JMeter
6 1 (2.44%) JUnit
6 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.32%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Network Support
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Defect Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Angular Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) CSS
1 7 (17.07%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (17.07%) Spring Boot
2 6 (14.63%) HTML
2 6 (14.63%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (14.63%) Zuul
3 4 (9.76%) Spring
4 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (7.32%) Node.js
4 3 (7.32%) Web Services
5 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.88%) REST
6 1 (2.44%) EJS
6 1 (2.44%) Express
6 1 (2.44%) LDAP
6 1 (2.44%) Sass
6 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) CMDB
4 1 (2.44%) Blog
4 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Unix
3 8 (19.51%) CentOS
4 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) DevOps
4 9 (21.95%) Configuration Management
4 9 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.51%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (17.07%) Software Delivery
6 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
7 5 (12.20%) Network Management
7 5 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (12.20%) Proactive Management
7 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.20%) Service Management
8 4 (9.76%) Cryptography
8 4 (9.76%) Decision-Making
8 4 (9.76%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.88%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Java 8
5 1 (2.44%) Scala
5 1 (2.44%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
5 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Terraform
2 9 (21.95%) Ansible
2 9 (21.95%) Puppet
3 6 (14.63%) Consul
4 5 (12.20%) HP ALM
5 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) HP
2 7 (17.07%) Dynatrace
3 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco
3 4 (9.76%) F5
3 4 (9.76%) Juniper
3 4 (9.76%) McAfee
3 4 (9.76%) Remedy
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Black Duck
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) Hortonworks
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) Siebel