Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 57 85
Rank change year-on-year +1 +28 -33
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 68 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.11% 4.49% 2.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.22% 39.77% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 50 50 36
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,700 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.10% +16.00% -0.76%
10th Percentile £22,725 £29,825 £24,500
90th Percentile £64,063 £71,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 226 171 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.29% 11.29% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 187 133 110
North East median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +12.24%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

QA
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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Tyne and Wear +9 48 £40,000 +6.10% 8
Durham -19 8 £35,000 +5.26% 3
Northumberland - 1 - -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Degree
2 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 14 (24.56%) DevOps
3 14 (24.56%) SQL
4 13 (22.81%) Selenium
4 13 (22.81%) Retail
5 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 12 (21.05%) SDLC
5 12 (21.05%) Cucumber
6 11 (19.30%) BDD
6 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
6 11 (19.30%) TDD
6 11 (19.30%) C#
6 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
7 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (17.54%) MS Visio
7 10 (17.54%) Ruby
7 10 (17.54%) Computer Science
7 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
7 10 (17.54%) Test Scripting
7 10 (17.54%) Time Management
7 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (17.54%) Virtual Team
8 9 (15.79%) Coaching
8 9 (15.79%) Line Management
8 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 9 (15.79%) .NET

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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 4 (7.02%) Documentum
2 3 (5.26%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (17.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Magento
2 1 (1.75%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.77%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.75%) Office 365
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) SMS
2 1 (1.75%) 802.15
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) SSH
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Selenium
2 12 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (12.28%) JIRA
5 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.51%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.75%) Gradle
8 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.75%) Maven
8 1 (1.75%) MSTest
8 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.75%) QUnit
8 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.75%) Subversion
8 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (22.81%) Retail
2 7 (12.28%) Automotive
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Games
3 4 (7.02%) Legal
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Analyst
2 16 (28.07%) Business Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) QA Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Tester
5 7 (12.28%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Software Tester
6 5 (8.77%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.02%) Development Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Software Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Business Finance Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Developer
8 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Finance Business Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Test Technician
9 2 (3.51%) QA Leader
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Hardware Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Software Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (7.02%) REST
4 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) HTML
5 2 (3.51%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.75%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
6 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.75%) JSON
6 1 (1.75%) JSP
6 1 (1.75%) Laravel
6 1 (1.75%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.75%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) Spring
6 1 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (17.54%) Computer Science
1 10 (17.54%) Virtual Team
2 4 (7.02%) PlayStation
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Android
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 14 (24.56%) DevOps
4 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
4 12 (21.05%) SDLC
5 11 (19.30%) BDD
5 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
5 11 (19.30%) TDD
6 10 (17.54%) Test Scripting
6 10 (17.54%) Time Management
6 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
7 9 (15.79%) Coaching
7 9 (15.79%) Line Management
7 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 8 (14.04%) OO
8 8 (14.04%) Scrum
9 7 (12.28%) Process Improvement
10 6 (10.53%) Case Management
10 6 (10.53%) Microservices
10 6 (10.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) C#
3 10 (17.54%) Ruby
4 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.77%) Java
5 5 (8.77%) Python
6 4 (7.02%) Perl
6 4 (7.02%) PHP
7 3 (5.26%) C++
7 3 (5.26%) Tcl
8 2 (3.51%) C
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.75%) Go
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.75%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Degree
2 10 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (15.79%) ISEB
4 6 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
6 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (3.51%) HNC
7 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 14001
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 22301
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 9000
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
1 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.75%) cPanel
2 1 (1.75%) Plesk
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Pega
2 3 (5.26%) Alteryx
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Tableau
3 2 (3.51%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) WooCommerce
4 1 (1.75%) Xamarin