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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East / Durham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 20 30
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10  
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 3.16% 5.63% 3.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.16% 44.44% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 2
Median salary £33,500 £68,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -51.27% +111.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £31,550 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £71,500 £34,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 38 18 27
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Durham 24.05% 12.68% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 17
Median salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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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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 24 June 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
Stockton-on-Tees -5 1 £32,000 +9.40%
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 10 (83.33%) Java
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (50.00%) User Stories
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) ERP
4 4 (33.33%) NHS
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (25.00%) Service Design
5 3 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) Physics
7 1 (8.33%) ISO 22301
7 1 (8.33%) Internal Audit
7 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 1 (8.33%) Electronics

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) QA Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Java Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Java Software Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Software Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) User Stories
3 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) ERP
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Service Design
5 3 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) Internal Audit
7 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 22301
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9000
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago