Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 46 55
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 51 44 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.27% 4.78% 5.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.22% 28.39% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 64 78
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £311 £304 £279
90th Percentile £550 £615 £513
North East median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -
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 108 155 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 11.16% 16.85% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 116 302
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -18.07%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £214
90th Percentile £650 £588 £513
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £21.64 £23.75 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% -14.41% +42.31%
10th Percentile £15.98 £16.25 £10.03
90th Percentile £28.70 £98.25 £28.00
North East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -36.36% +42.86%

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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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +11 49 £400 -5.88% 22
Sunderland - 1 - -
Gateshead - 1 - - 4
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) ITIL
3 16 (31.37%) Linux
4 15 (29.41%) SQL
4 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 14 (27.45%) DevOps
5 14 (27.45%) Test Automation
5 14 (27.45%) Maven
6 13 (25.49%) Unix
6 13 (25.49%) Selenium
7 12 (23.53%) Docker
7 12 (23.53%) CSS
7 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 12 (23.53%) GitLab
8 11 (21.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
8 11 (21.57%) BDD
9 10 (19.61%) Puppet
9 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
9 10 (19.61%) SharePoint
10 9 (17.65%) Oracle
10 9 (17.65%) Java
10 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 9 (17.65%) Ansible
10 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
10 9 (17.65%) Terraform
10 9 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (15.69%) Software Delivery

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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 10 (19.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.84%) Confluence
2 4 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.88%) Apache Solr
3 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.69%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (15.69%) Amazon S3
3 7 (13.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (13.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (7.84%) Office 365
5 3 (5.88%) BrowserStack
6 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Firewall
1 5 (9.80%) LAN
1 5 (9.80%) WAN
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (7.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (7.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (7.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.88%) Big Data
4 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.88%) Sqoop
4 3 (5.88%) ZAP BI
5 2 (3.92%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.92%) HBase
6 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.96%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.96%) HCatalog
6 1 (1.96%) OLAP
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.96%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.96%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 14 (27.45%) Maven
3 13 (25.49%) Selenium
4 12 (23.53%) GitLab
5 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
6 9 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
7 8 (15.69%) JUnit
8 7 (13.73%) JMeter
9 6 (11.76%) JIRA
10 3 (5.88%) Gatling
11 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.92%) Gradle
11 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
11 2 (3.92%) Subversion
12 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
12 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
12 1 (1.96%) Sahi
12 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Legal
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) QA Tester
4 6 (11.76%) Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Automation Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Python Developer
5 4 (7.84%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.88%) Data Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Django Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Network Support
6 3 (5.88%) Python/Django Developer
6 3 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) CSS
2 8 (15.69%) Spring Boot
3 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 7 (13.73%) jQuery
4 6 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (11.76%) Zuul
5 4 (7.84%) Django
5 4 (7.84%) Node.js
5 4 (7.84%) Sass
6 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.88%) JSON
6 3 (5.88%) REST
6 3 (5.88%) SOAP
6 3 (5.88%) Spring
6 3 (5.88%) Web Services
6 3 (5.88%) XML
7 2 (3.92%) HTML5
7 2 (3.92%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Private Cloud
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 13 (25.49%) Unix
3 8 (15.69%) CentOS
4 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) ITIL
3 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (27.45%) DevOps
4 14 (27.45%) Test Automation
5 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 11 (21.57%) BDD
6 11 (21.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
8 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
9 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
9 8 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (15.69%) Incident Management
9 8 (15.69%) Regression Testing
9 8 (15.69%) Scrum
9 8 (15.69%) Software Delivery
10 7 (13.73%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (13.73%) Project Management
10 7 (13.73%) Service Management
10 7 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Java
2 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 7 (13.73%) Python
4 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.92%) Scala
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) Groovy
6 1 (1.96%) Java 8
6 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) ISEB
3 4 (7.84%) DBS Check
3 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) JSP 440
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Docker
2 3 (5.88%) Apache Flume
2 3 (5.88%) HDFS
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.92%) XenApp
3 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) Puppet
2 9 (17.65%) Ansible
2 9 (17.65%) Terraform
3 6 (11.76%) Consul
4 3 (5.88%) SCCM
5 2 (3.92%) SCOM
5 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.92%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.96%) Oozie
6 1 (1.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle
2 7 (13.73%) Dynatrace
3 5 (9.80%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) Cloudera
4 4 (7.84%) F5
4 4 (7.84%) Juniper
4 4 (7.84%) McAfee
4 4 (7.84%) Remedy
5 3 (5.88%) Hortonworks
5 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.92%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.92%) Black Duck
6 2 (3.92%) BMC
6 2 (3.92%) EMC
6 2 (3.92%) SAP
7 1 (1.96%) Tableau
7 1 (1.96%) Talend
7 1 (1.96%) VMware