Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 49 96
Rank change year-on-year -15 +47 -48
Contract jobs citing QA 42 62 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.26% 4.81% 2.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.17% 38.04% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 37
North East median daily rate £350 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% -
10th Percentile £133 £251 £264
90th Percentile £488 £430 £484
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% -31.23%

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 144 163 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.17% 12.65% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 96 258
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -15.26%
10th Percentile £173 £186 £205
90th Percentile £638 £534 £503
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 22
North East median hourly rate £31.25 £17.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.82% -39.29% +86.67%
10th Percentile £15.98 £8.90 £18.20
90th Percentile £46.73 £19.00 £38.48
England median hourly rate £24.56 £19.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year +29.26% -21.12% +12.03%

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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

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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 22 June 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

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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 22 June 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 -23 37 £388 +21.09% 18
Durham -3 4 £288 -11.54% 14
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle
3 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) Project Management
4 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 9 (21.43%) Coaching
5 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (19.05%) .NET
5 8 (19.05%) C#
5 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 8 (19.05%) CSS
5 8 (19.05%) MVC
5 8 (19.05%) Data Management
5 8 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Linux
6 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
6 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (16.67%) Hortonworks
6 7 (16.67%) Cloudera
6 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 7 (16.67%) Data Engineering
7 6 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (14.29%) DevOps
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) Unix
7 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

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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 2 (4.76%) SAS
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.38%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SMS
2 1 (2.38%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.14%) OLAP
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
5 2 (4.76%) Big Data
5 2 (4.76%) Data Lake
5 2 (4.76%) HBase
5 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.38%) MySQL
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) GitLab
3 3 (7.14%) Maven
3 3 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.76%) ERwin
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.38%) Burp Suite
5 1 (2.38%) FindBugs
5 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.38%) JMeter
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Data Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Tester
5 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Tester
5 2 (4.76%) ETL Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Project Support Officer
5 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
1 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
1 8 (19.05%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
3 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (9.52%) jQuery
4 3 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (7.14%) Spring
4 3 (7.14%) Spring Boot
4 3 (7.14%) Web Services
5 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.76%) REST
5 2 (4.76%) XML
5 2 (4.76%) Zuul
6 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.38%) EJS
6 1 (2.38%) Express
6 1 (2.38%) MFC
6 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) CMDB
2 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Blog
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Unix
3 4 (9.52%) Debian
4 3 (7.14%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.76%) CentOS
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) Coaching
2 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
2 9 (21.43%) Project Management
3 8 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (19.05%) Data Management
3 8 (19.05%) MVC
3 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (16.67%) Data Engineering
4 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 6 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (14.29%) DevOps
6 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.90%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.52%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) Ruby
5 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (2.38%) Java 8
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.38%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Terraform
2 3 (7.14%) Ansible
2 3 (7.14%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Consul
4 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) Cloudera
2 7 (16.67%) Hortonworks
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Tableau
5 3 (7.14%) Dynatrace
5 3 (7.14%) Informatica
5 3 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (4.76%) CA
7 1 (2.38%) Google
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Siebel