Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 42 94
Rank change year-on-year -28 +52 -60
Contract jobs citing QA 37 54 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.46% 5.57% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.46% 42.19% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 38
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £388 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -11.72% +5.84%
10th Percentile £133 £235 £264
90th Percentile £503 £440 £483
North East median daily rate £350 £320 £363
% change year-on-year +9.38% -11.72% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - £14.50 -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 114 128 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.66% 13.20% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 256
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £369 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.36% +18.64% -16.68%
10th Percentile £173 £198 £205
90th Percentile £638 £541 £500
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £295
% change year-on-year +7.14% +18.64% -16.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 20
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £28.50 £13.88 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.41% -49.55% +83.33%
10th Percentile £16.95 £8.90 £19.11
90th Percentile £40.85 £19.38 £29.93
North East median hourly rate £31.25 £15.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +98.41% -43.75% +86.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Tyne and Wear

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Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 24 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 37 £388 +21.09% 14
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for QA.

1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
3 9 (24.32%) Coaching
4 8 (21.62%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (21.62%) MVC
4 8 (21.62%) C#
4 8 (21.62%) .NET
4 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
4 8 (21.62%) CSS
4 8 (21.62%) Data Management
4 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.92%) SQL
5 7 (18.92%) Linux
5 7 (18.92%) Data Engineering
5 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
5 7 (18.92%) Hortonworks
5 7 (18.92%) Cloudera
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
5 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
6 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (16.22%) Unix
6 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.22%) Selenium

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (5.41%) SAS
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon S3
1 3 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.70%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) SMS
2 1 (2.70%) FTP
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
1 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
2 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.11%) OLAP
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (5.41%) Apache Hive
5 2 (5.41%) Big Data
5 2 (5.41%) Data Lake
5 2 (5.41%) HBase
5 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.70%) MySQL
6 1 (2.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) GitLab
3 3 (8.11%) Maven
3 3 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.41%) ERwin
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
5 1 (2.70%) FindBugs
5 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Data Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) ETL Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Project Officer
6 2 (5.41%) Project Support Officer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
1 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
1 8 (21.62%) CSS
2 5 (13.51%) HTML
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (10.81%) jQuery
4 3 (8.11%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (8.11%) Spring
4 3 (8.11%) Spring Boot
5 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.41%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) Zuul
6 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.70%) EJS
6 1 (2.70%) Express
6 1 (2.70%) MFC
6 1 (2.70%) Node.js
6 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) CMDB
2 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Blog
4 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Unix
3 4 (10.81%) Debian
4 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.41%) CentOS
5 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) Coaching
2 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
2 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (21.62%) Data Management
3 8 (21.62%) MVC
4 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (18.92%) Data Engineering
4 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
5 6 (16.22%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.81%) ETL
7 4 (10.81%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.62%) C#
3 7 (18.92%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Ruby
5 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.41%) Java
7 1 (2.70%) Java 8
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Terraform
2 3 (8.11%) Ansible
2 3 (8.11%) Puppet
3 2 (5.41%) Consul
4 1 (2.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) Cloudera
2 7 (18.92%) Hortonworks
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Tableau
5 3 (8.11%) Dynatrace
5 3 (8.11%) Informatica
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
6 2 (5.41%) CA
7 1 (2.70%) Siebel