Period
to 25 September 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 25 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 46 74
Rank change year-on-year -19 +28 -30
Contract jobs citing QA 30 40 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.26% 4.47% 4.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.61% 29.20% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 46 75
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +17.24% +3.57%
10th Percentile £236 £310 £275
90th Percentile £600 £755 £513
North East median daily rate £434 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +2.06% +13.33% +7.14%
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 92 137 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.00% 15.32% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 97 391
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £407 £351 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +16.83% -25.00%
10th Percentile £173 £216 £205
90th Percentile £675 £568 £500
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +14.20% +16.75% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 26
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.50 £17.50 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.86% -35.78% +81.67%
10th Percentile £28.20 £11.96 £10.15
90th Percentile £42.40 £26.63 £28.88
North East median hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +62.86% -36.36% +71.88%

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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 25 September 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 25 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 29 £475 +11.76% 19
Sunderland - 1 - -
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) ITIL
3 11 (36.67%) Linux
4 10 (33.33%) Terraform
5 9 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (30.00%) Puppet
5 9 (30.00%) Ansible
5 9 (30.00%) DevOps
5 9 (30.00%) GitLab
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (30.00%) Unix
5 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) CentOS
7 7 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (23.33%) Amazon S3
7 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (23.33%) Maven
7 7 (23.33%) Private Cloud
7 7 (23.33%) Software Delivery
7 7 (23.33%) Spring Boot
7 7 (23.33%) Dynatrace
7 7 (23.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (23.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (23.33%) Docker
7 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (23.33%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (20.00%) Consul
8 6 (20.00%) Zuul

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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 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon S3
1 7 (23.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) FTP
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) GitLab
1 9 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (23.33%) Maven
3 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.33%) FindBugs
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 1 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (23.33%) Spring Boot
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (20.00%) Zuul
3 4 (13.33%) Spring
4 3 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (10.00%) Node.js
5 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.67%) REST
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (3.33%) Ajax
6 1 (3.33%) Django
6 1 (3.33%) jQuery
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) LDAP
6 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Private Cloud
2 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) CMDB
4 1 (3.33%) Blog
4 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) Unix
3 8 (26.67%) CentOS
4 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) ITIL
3 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (30.00%) DevOps
4 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (23.33%) Software Delivery
6 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 5 (16.67%) Network Management
6 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (16.67%) Proactive Management
6 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 5 (16.67%) Service Management
7 4 (13.33%) Cryptography
7 4 (13.33%) Decision-Making
7 4 (13.33%) Escalation Management
7 4 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (13.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Java
1 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Java 8
4 1 (3.33%) Scala
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.33%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
4 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Terraform
2 9 (30.00%) Ansible
2 9 (30.00%) Puppet
3 6 (20.00%) Consul
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Dynatrace
2 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) F5
2 4 (13.33%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) Juniper
2 4 (13.33%) McAfee
2 4 (13.33%) Remedy
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Black Duck
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.33%) Hortonworks
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Siebel