Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 31 50
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 80 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 3.91% 6.64% 5.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.11% 50.63% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 27 71 49
10th Percentile £30,000 £36,250 £26,944
25th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.22% +20.00% -10.71%
75th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £46,936
90th Percentile £56,750 £53,750 £56,050
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 129 158 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.48% 13.12% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 97 134 120
10th Percentile £26,900 £24,788 £22,375
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -4.76%
75th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £52,196
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,310 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the North East.

Salary trend for QA in the North East

QA
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the North East over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -27 31 £39,500 -16.84% 14
Durham +16 10 £35,000 - 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Social Skills
3 13 (29.55%) Test Automation
4 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 11 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 11 (25.00%) SDLC
6 10 (22.73%) SQL
7 9 (20.45%) C
7 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (20.45%) Azure
7 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (18.18%) C#
8 8 (18.18%) HTML
8 8 (18.18%) .NET
8 8 (18.18%) Selenium
9 7 (15.91%) Time Management
9 7 (15.91%) Scrum
9 7 (15.91%) Web Development
9 7 (15.91%) CSS
9 7 (15.91%) DevOps
9 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.64%) Release Automation
10 6 (13.64%) Public Sector
10 6 (13.64%) User Experience
10 6 (13.64%) AWS
10 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
10 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
10 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.64%) Software Testing

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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 1 (2.27%) Confluence
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Azure
2 6 (13.64%) AWS
3 1 (2.27%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) VoIP
2 2 (4.55%) Broadband
2 2 (4.55%) ISDN
2 2 (4.55%) PSTN
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.27%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Selenium
2 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.09%) Postman
4 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.82%) JIRA
6 2 (4.55%) Axure RP
6 2 (4.55%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.55%) Cypress.io
7 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.27%) JMeter
7 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.27%) TestRail
7 1 (2.27%) Tricentis qTest
7 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.27%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (36.36%) Social Skills
2 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.64%) Public Sector
4 4 (9.09%) Electronics
5 3 (6.82%) Finance
6 2 (4.55%) Marketing
6 2 (4.55%) Multimedia
6 2 (4.55%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (4.55%) Publishing
6 2 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.27%) Games
7 1 (2.27%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Software Developer
3 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) IT Technician
4 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Technician
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Product Manager
5 3 (6.82%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Junior
6 2 (4.55%) Junior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Product Manager
6 2 (4.55%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) .NET
1 8 (18.18%) HTML
2 7 (15.91%) CSS
3 5 (11.36%) Node.js
3 5 (11.36%) REST
4 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 4 (9.09%) GraphQL
4 4 (9.09%) jQuery
5 3 (6.82%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.55%) RESTful
6 2 (4.55%) XML
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Core
7 1 (2.27%) CSS3
7 1 (2.27%) Express
7 1 (2.27%) HTML5
7 1 (2.27%) JSON
7 1 (2.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
1 6 (13.64%) User Experience
2 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) Test Automation
3 11 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 11 (25.00%) SDLC
4 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (15.91%) DevOps
5 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (15.91%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) Time Management
5 7 (15.91%) Web Development
6 6 (13.64%) Release Automation
6 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
7 5 (11.36%) Pair Programming
8 4 (9.09%) API Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Backlog Management
8 4 (9.09%) OO
8 4 (9.09%) Product Backlog
9 3 (6.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.73%) SQL
3 9 (20.45%) C
4 8 (18.18%) C#
5 5 (11.36%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.82%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.27%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
1 1 (2.27%) WCAG
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Apple
2 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.27%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (2.27%) Xamarin