The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Durham with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North East / Durham
Rank 22 - 16
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 5.11% - 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.00% - 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 6
Median salary £55,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Durham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Durham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 25 14 9
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Durham 18.25% 12.28% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 7
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +57.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Durham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Durham citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Durham

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Salary Trend in Durham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Durham.

Salary trend for QA in Durham

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Salary Histogram in Durham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Durham over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Durham

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Job Locations in Durham

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Durham region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Darlington - 3 £33,500 - 1
QA
North East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Durham region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
4 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (41.67%) NHS
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Data Management
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) SAP
7 2 (16.67%) ERP
8 1 (8.33%) OOP
8 1 (8.33%) OO
8 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (8.33%) SQL
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in Durham 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:

General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Java Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Java Software Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Software Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) SAP Manager
4 2 (16.67%) SAP Test Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (41.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (41.67%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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