Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 65 46
Rank change year-on-year -9 -19 +44
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 38 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.97% 3.32% 5.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.04% 23.46% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 36 35 65
North East median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -40.00% +84.62%
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 the North East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 191 162 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.88% 14.15% 12.07%
Number of salaries quoted 145 135 155
North East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,200 £22,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the North East

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Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in the North East.

Salary trend for QA in the North East

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Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the North East over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in the North East

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Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Tyne and Wear -17 40 £40,000 +4.58% 24
Durham +4 2 £22,500 -32.84% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) User Stories
3 15 (34.09%) SDLC
4 14 (31.82%) User Experience
4 14 (31.82%) Product Management
5 12 (27.27%) HTML
5 12 (27.27%) CSS
6 10 (22.73%) SQL
7 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 9 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
8 8 (18.18%) jQuery
9 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Python
9 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.91%) Microservices
10 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
10 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.64%) Linux
10 6 (13.64%) C#
10 6 (13.64%) Ajax
11 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
11 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (11.36%) Java
11 5 (11.36%) Web Services
11 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
11 5 (11.36%) Node.js
11 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) nginx
3 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.27%) Heroku
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) HTTP
2 2 (4.55%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) FTP
3 1 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.09%) MySQL
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.27%) QlikView
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) Spotfire
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) GitLab
5 1 (2.27%) JMeter
5 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) MSTest
5 1 (2.27%) QADirector
5 1 (2.27%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.55%) Advertising
1 2 (4.55%) Automotive
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (2.27%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Analyst
2 14 (31.82%) Business Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Angular Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.82%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) QA Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Software Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) CSS
1 12 (27.27%) HTML
2 8 (18.18%) jQuery
3 6 (13.64%) Ajax
4 5 (11.36%) Node.js
4 5 (11.36%) Web Services
5 4 (9.09%) .NET
5 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.09%) CSS3
5 4 (9.09%) Django
5 4 (9.09%) HTML5
5 4 (9.09%) LINQ
5 4 (9.09%) Sass
5 4 (9.09%) WPF
6 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.82%) EJS
6 3 (6.82%) Express
6 3 (6.82%) Spring
6 3 (6.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) User Experience
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) User Stories
3 15 (34.09%) SDLC
4 14 (31.82%) Product Management
5 9 (20.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 9 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (15.91%) Microservices
6 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
8 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.09%) DevOps
9 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.09%) MVVM
9 4 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 4 (9.09%) Web Design
9 4 (9.09%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.91%) Python
4 6 (13.64%) C#
5 5 (11.36%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.82%) Java 8
8 2 (4.55%) PHP
8 2 (4.55%) Ruby
9 1 (2.27%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.27%) C
9 1 (2.27%) C++
9 1 (2.27%) Groovy
9 1 (2.27%) Kotlin
9 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.27%) R
9 1 (2.27%) Scala
9 1 (2.27%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.55%) ISEB
1 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) ACCA
2 1 (2.27%) CISA
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) KVM
2 1 (2.27%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Ansible
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Siebel
2 2 (4.55%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.27%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.27%) Informatica
3 1 (2.27%) Kofax
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Tableau
3 1 (2.27%) VMware