Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 35 55
Rank change year-on-year +3 +20 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 63 84 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 6.16% 6.68% 4.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.64% 41.79% 35.91%
Number of salaries quoted 57 69 72
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £36,250 £26,650 £29,450
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 122 201 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.94% 15.98% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 107 139 178
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £24,825 £21,900 £22,125
90th Percentile £58,875 £60,000 £70,625
England median annual salary £54,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.50% - +5.26%

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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

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Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the North East over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +10 58 £46,250 +15.63% 5
Durham -5 5 £35,000 -22.26% 3
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England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 55 (87.30%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (74.60%) JavaScript
3 45 (71.43%) Marketing
4 38 (60.32%) SaaS
4 38 (60.32%) Redis
4 38 (60.32%) Mobile App
4 38 (60.32%) PHP
4 38 (60.32%) MySQL
4 38 (60.32%) Python
4 38 (60.32%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (60.32%) Redux
5 36 (57.14%) Software Engineering
6 34 (53.97%) REST
7 27 (42.86%) TDD
8 25 (39.68%) Lua
8 25 (39.68%) Symfony
9 18 (28.57%) Scrum
10 14 (22.22%) PHPUnit
10 14 (22.22%) React
10 14 (22.22%) ES6
10 14 (22.22%) Front End Development
10 14 (22.22%) webpack
10 14 (22.22%) Babel
11 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (14.29%) Laravel
13 7 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.11%) Data Integration
13 7 (11.11%) Sage
13 7 (11.11%) Project Management

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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 (1.59%) CMS
1 1 (1.59%) Drupal
1 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
1 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 38 (60.32%) SaaS
2 6 (9.52%) Azure
3 3 (4.76%) AWS
4 2 (3.17%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.59%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.59%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (60.32%) MySQL
1 38 (60.32%) PostgreSQL
1 38 (60.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Babel
1 14 (22.22%) PHPUnit
1 14 (22.22%) webpack
2 4 (6.35%) Postman
3 3 (4.76%) JMeter
3 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.17%) JIRA
4 2 (3.17%) Protractor
4 2 (3.17%) Selenium
4 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.59%) Gatling
5 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.59%) JUnit
5 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (71.43%) Marketing
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Developer
2 20 (31.75%) PHP Software Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) Software Engineer
3 16 (25.40%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 13 (20.63%) React Developer
6 11 (17.46%) JavaScript Engineer
6 11 (17.46%) Lead Software Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) Application Development Manager
7 7 (11.11%) Applications Development Manager
7 7 (11.11%) Applications Manager
7 7 (11.11%) Development Manager
7 7 (11.11%) Integration Manager
8 5 (7.94%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Tools Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Administrator
10 2 (3.17%) Designer
10 2 (3.17%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (60.32%) Redux
2 34 (53.97%) REST
3 25 (39.68%) Symfony
4 14 (22.22%) React
5 9 (14.29%) Laravel
6 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 5 (7.94%) Web Services
8 4 (6.35%) CSS
8 4 (6.35%) HTML
8 4 (6.35%) XML
9 3 (4.76%) Ajax
9 3 (4.76%) GraphQL
9 3 (4.76%) HTML5
9 3 (4.76%) JDBC
9 3 (4.76%) LDAP
9 3 (4.76%) Node.js
9 3 (4.76%) ODBC
9 3 (4.76%) SAML
9 3 (4.76%) SOAP
9 3 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (60.32%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) Linux
1 2 (3.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (87.30%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 27 (42.86%) TDD
4 18 (28.57%) Scrum
5 14 (22.22%) Front End Development
6 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (11.11%) Data Integration
7 7 (11.11%) Project Management
7 7 (11.11%) Virtual Team Management
8 6 (9.52%) DevOps
9 5 (7.94%) OO
10 4 (6.35%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Functional Testing
11 3 (4.76%) ITSM
11 3 (4.76%) Manual Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Service Management
11 3 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 47 (74.60%) JavaScript
2 38 (60.32%) PHP
2 38 (60.32%) Python
3 25 (39.68%) Lua
4 14 (22.22%) ES6
5 3 (4.76%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.17%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) ISEB
1 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Sage
2 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft