The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 42 40 56
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16  
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.35% 5.71% 1.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.15% 48.94% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 12 23 5
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -57.81%  
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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 27 47 64
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.96% 11.66% 13.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24 43 54
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £20,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £80,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

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Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Salary trend for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (43.75%) Automotive
4 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (25.00%) Project Management
4 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.75%) Process Improvement
6 6 (18.75%) .NET
6 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.63%) User Stories
7 5 (15.63%) SDLC
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 5 (15.63%) C#
7 5 (15.63%) Java
7 5 (15.63%) Unix
7 5 (15.63%) Linux
7 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
7 5 (15.63%) Selenium
8 4 (12.50%) TDD
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.50%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.50%) ITIL
8 4 (12.50%) Law
8 4 (12.50%) Brand Awareness
8 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.50%) DevOps
8 4 (12.50%) Test Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 2 (6.25%) SAS
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) IaaS
1 2 (6.25%) PaaS
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.25%) Gatling
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) JMeter
3 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.25%) Xcode
4 1 (3.13%) GitLab
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) RSpec
4 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (43.75%) Automotive
2 4 (12.50%) Brand Awareness
2 4 (12.50%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) QA Manager
2 11 (34.38%) Senior Manager
2 11 (34.38%) Senior QA Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) WPF
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.50%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) iPhone
2 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
1 5 (15.63%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) AIX
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Process Improvement
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 5 (15.63%) SDLC
6 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.63%) User Stories
7 4 (12.50%) DevOps
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.38%) Change Management
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica
3 1 (3.13%) Siebel
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £34000.00 - £37566.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £21,424 to £61,500 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago