Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East > Durham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 32 57
Rank change year-on-year -21 +25 -35
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 2.35% 4.53% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.39% 31.58% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 3
Durham median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £29,950 £22,000 £35,250
90th Percentile £36,400 £71,250 £70,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £38,950 £32,500
% change year-on-year +2.70% +19.85% -0.76%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Durham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 77 38 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 22.65% 14.34% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 53 35 42
Durham median annual salary £35,690 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.83% -25.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £21,400 £26,100 £30,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,750 £58,750
North East median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +12.24%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Durham

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Durham.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockton-on-Tees -1 3 £35,500 +61.36% 2
Darlington -10 1 £33,500 +11.67%
Billingham - 1 - -
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 4 (50.00%) Legal
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) Statistics
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 22301
3 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (25.00%) HNC
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) SMS
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 9000
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 14001
3 2 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Document Management

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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 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SMS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Legal
2 2 (25.00%) Law
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Hardware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Compliance Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Compliance Officer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Document Management
2 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Statistics
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) HNC
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 14001
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 22301
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9000
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com