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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 40 75
Rank change year-on-year -6 +35  
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 45 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.29% 5.69% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 48.91% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23 41 8
Median salary £35,000 £65,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -46.15% +83.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £70,000 £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 the North East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 88 92 65
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 15.71% 11.63% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 76 85 53
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £27,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

QA
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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +6 19 £36,500 -39.16% 11
Durham -6 5 £33,500 -51.27% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Test Automation
3 19 (40.43%) Java
4 13 (27.66%) Project Management
5 12 (25.53%) Software Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Selenium
6 11 (23.40%) Web Services
7 10 (21.28%) Scrum
7 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
7 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
8 9 (19.15%) User Stories
8 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
8 9 (19.15%) SQL
9 8 (17.02%) Automotive
9 8 (17.02%) TDD
9 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
10 7 (14.89%) BDD
10 7 (14.89%) SDLC
10 7 (14.89%) Business Analysis
10 7 (14.89%) PHP
11 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.77%) C#
11 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (10.64%) Linux
12 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
12 5 (10.64%) System Testing

QA
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 3 (6.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
1 1 (2.13%) Shopify
1 1 (2.13%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) 802.15
2 1 (2.13%) FTP
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) SSH
2 1 (2.13%) SSL
2 1 (2.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.13%) phpMyAdmin
1 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Selenium
2 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.38%) JIRA
4 2 (4.26%) CircleCI
4 2 (4.26%) Gatling
4 2 (4.26%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.26%) Xcode
5 1 (2.13%) Appium
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.13%) GitLab
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) NUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (17.02%) Automotive
2 2 (4.26%) Advertising
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Tester
3 7 (14.89%) QA Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) QA Manager
3 7 (14.89%) QA Tester
4 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Java Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Java Software Architect
6 4 (8.51%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) QA Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Senior QA Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Software Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) Web Services
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) REST
3 3 (6.38%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) JSON
4 2 (4.26%) WPF
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.13%) HTML5
5 1 (2.13%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.13%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) NHS
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) iPad
4 2 (4.26%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Android
2 3 (6.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Test Automation
3 13 (27.66%) Project Management
4 12 (25.53%) Software Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Scrum
5 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
6 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
6 9 (19.15%) User Stories
7 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
7 8 (17.02%) TDD
7 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.89%) BDD
8 7 (14.89%) Business Analysis
8 7 (14.89%) SDLC
9 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
10 5 (10.64%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) PHP
4 6 (12.77%) C#
4 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) C
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.13%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) P3O
2 1 (2.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) cPanel
1 1 (2.13%) Plesk
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
1 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.13%) Blue Prism
3 1 (2.13%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.13%) Informatica
3 1 (2.13%) Siebel
3 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.13%) Tableau
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Northern Recruitment Group
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Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Up to £25,000
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Health care, Life cover
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Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
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Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary plus benefits & b
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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