Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 43 61
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 48 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.75% 4.81% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 42.11% 40.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32 31 30
Newcastle upon Tyne median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% -2.88%
10th Percentile £23,100 £31,635 £24,500
90th Percentile £64,063 £67,500 £52,500
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £45,000 £38,950 £32,500
% change year-on-year +15.53% +19.85% -2.88%

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 102 114 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.25% 11.42% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 90 80 58
Newcastle upon Tyne median annual salary £42,500 £37,626 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.96% +12.31% -16.25%
10th Percentile £19,000 £26,250 £23,530
90th Percentile £70,250 £63,875 £55,750
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £45,000 £37,563 £32,750
% change year-on-year +19.80% +14.70% -18.13%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for QA.

1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) TDD
2 12 (35.29%) BDD
2 12 (35.29%) Mentoring
3 11 (32.35%) DevOps
3 11 (32.35%) Retail
3 11 (32.35%) Degree
4 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 10 (29.41%) SDLC
5 9 (26.47%) Coaching
5 9 (26.47%) Line Management
5 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
5 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (23.53%) MS Visio
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (23.53%) .NET
6 8 (23.53%) Scrum
6 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
6 8 (23.53%) Time Management
6 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (23.53%) Virtual Team
7 7 (20.59%) Selenium
7 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
7 7 (20.59%) C#
8 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
8 6 (17.65%) Case Management
8 6 (17.65%) Microservices
8 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API

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Co-occurring 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 4 (11.76%) Documentum
2 2 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (23.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
1 1 (2.94%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) 802.15
1 1 (2.94%) FTP
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) SSH
1 1 (2.94%) SSL
1 1 (2.94%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
4 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.82%) JIRA
6 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.94%) Appium
7 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.94%) Gradle
7 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.94%) MSTest
7 1 (2.94%) NUnit
7 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.94%) QUnit
7 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.94%) Subversion
7 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (32.35%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Automotive
3 2 (5.88%) Games
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Software Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Test Leader
4 5 (14.71%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Development Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Software Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Business Finance Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Finance Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Software Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) QA Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (8.82%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.88%) HTML
5 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.94%) Chai
5 1 (2.94%) CSS
5 1 (2.94%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.94%) JSP
5 1 (2.94%) Laravel
5 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) Spring
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
1 8 (23.53%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.88%) PlayStation
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) BDD
2 12 (35.29%) Mentoring
2 12 (35.29%) TDD
3 11 (32.35%) DevOps
4 10 (29.41%) SDLC
5 9 (26.47%) Coaching
5 9 (26.47%) Line Management
6 8 (23.53%) Scrum
6 8 (23.53%) Time Management
7 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.65%) Case Management
8 6 (17.65%) Microservices
9 5 (14.71%) OO
9 5 (14.71%) SOA
9 5 (14.71%) Software Architecture
10 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
10 4 (11.76%) Validation
10 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
11 3 (8.82%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
2 7 (20.59%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) Java
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.94%) Go
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) R
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) ISEB
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
1 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) cPanel
1 1 (2.94%) Plesk
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Pega
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.94%) WooCommerce