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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 37 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23  
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 31 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.56% 6.02% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.24% 55.36% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 27 5
Median salary £37,500 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,900 £68,500 £50,000
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 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 37 56 25
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.85% 10.87% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 32 51 25
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,900 £22,020
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £53,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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

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

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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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
3 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Java
5 8 (27.59%) Selenium
6 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
6 7 (24.14%) Automotive
6 7 (24.14%) Project Management
7 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
7 6 (20.69%) PHP
7 6 (20.69%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) Scrum
8 5 (17.24%) C#
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.24%) SDLC
9 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
9 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
9 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
9 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
9 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
9 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
9 4 (13.79%) .NET
9 4 (13.79%) Oracle
9 4 (13.79%) ISEB
9 4 (13.79%) TDD
10 3 (10.34%) CMS
10 3 (10.34%) Python
10 3 (10.34%) Web Services
10 3 (10.34%) Unix

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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 3 (10.34%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
1 1 (3.45%) Shopify
1 1 (3.45%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) 802.15
1 1 (3.45%) FTP
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) SSH
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
1 1 (3.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.45%) phpMyAdmin
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.90%) CircleCI
4 2 (6.90%) Gatling
4 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.90%) Xcode
5 1 (3.45%) Appium
5 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) NUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.45%) RSpec
5 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (24.14%) Automotive
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) QA Manager
3 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) QA Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Senior QA Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
4 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) NHibernate
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) iPad
2 2 (6.90%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Android
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
3 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Project Management
4 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) SDLC
7 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.34%) BDD
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) User Stories
9 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.69%) PHP
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) C
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) P3O
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) cPanel
1 1 (3.45%) Plesk
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Blue Prism
3 1 (3.45%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.45%) Informatica
3 1 (3.45%) Siebel
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Up to £25,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary plus benefits & b
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Competitive salary plus bonus and be
Posted: 16 days ago