Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 56 20
Rank change year-on-year +17 -36 +40
Permanent jobs citing QA 72 21 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 5.85% 3.08% 10.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.95% 30.43% 54.59%
Number of salaries quoted 48 18 87
10th Percentile " £30,550 £31,050
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,250 £33,761
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +12.50%
75th Percentile £51,563 £58,125 £48,750
90th Percentile £55,750 £65,000 £57,275
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 206 69 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.75% 10.12% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 156 61 161
10th Percentile £24,438 £28,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £52,500 £54,275 £49,375
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

QA
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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +20 70 £42,500 - 28
Durham -12 1 £46,000 -26.40% 7
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 47 (65.28%) SQL Server
2 40 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (48.61%) C#
4 33 (45.83%) .NET
4 33 (45.83%) Management Information System
5 30 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (40.28%) Software Engineering
7 26 (36.11%) Marketing
8 25 (34.72%) Degree
8 25 (34.72%) Computer Science
8 25 (34.72%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (34.72%) Windows
9 24 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
9 24 (33.33%) XML
9 24 (33.33%) XSLT
9 24 (33.33%) HNC
9 24 (33.33%) HND
9 24 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
9 24 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 21 (29.17%) TDD
11 19 (26.39%) Unit Testing
12 18 (25.00%) Document Management
12 18 (25.00%) Azure
12 18 (25.00%) OO
12 18 (25.00%) Remedy
12 18 (25.00%) Project Management
12 18 (25.00%) Product Requirements
13 17 (23.61%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (22.22%) Product 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:

Applications
1 24 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) Azure
2 3 (4.17%) GitHub
3 2 (2.78%) AWS
3 2 (2.78%) npm
3 2 (2.78%) Slack
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.39%) GCP
4 1 (1.39%) GitHub Actions
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (65.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (8.33%) Moq
2 6 (8.33%) MSTest
2 6 (8.33%) NUnit
2 6 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (4.17%) Selenium
5 2 (2.78%) Babel
5 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.78%) Cypress.io
5 2 (2.78%) GitLab
5 2 (2.78%) JMeter
5 2 (2.78%) Postman
5 2 (2.78%) webpack
6 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (36.11%) Marketing
2 14 (19.44%) Social Skills
3 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.33%) Games
5 5 (6.94%) Finance
6 4 (5.56%) Banking
6 4 (5.56%) Legal
6 4 (5.56%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (4.17%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Analyst
2 24 (33.33%) Customer Analyst
2 24 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Junior
3 13 (18.06%) Software Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) Development Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Junior Systems Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Auditor
7 4 (5.56%) Quality Auditor
8 2 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (45.83%) .NET
2 24 (33.33%) XML
2 24 (33.33%) XSLT
3 15 (20.83%) .NET Core
4 11 (15.28%) REST
5 6 (8.33%) HTML
6 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.17%) CSS
6 3 (4.17%) JSON
7 2 (2.78%) Jest
7 2 (2.78%) MFC
7 2 (2.78%) React
8 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.39%) Spring
8 1 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (45.83%) Management Information System
2 17 (23.61%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (16.67%) Virtual Team
4 7 (9.72%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.72%) Windows
2 24 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (40.28%) Software Engineering
4 25 (34.72%) Computer Science
4 25 (34.72%) Continuous Improvement
5 24 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
6 21 (29.17%) TDD
7 19 (26.39%) Unit Testing
8 18 (25.00%) Document Management
8 18 (25.00%) OO
8 18 (25.00%) Product Requirements
8 18 (25.00%) Project Management
9 16 (22.22%) Product Management
10 15 (20.83%) Waterfall
11 14 (19.44%) Microservices
12 12 (16.67%) Information Management
12 12 (16.67%) Quality Management
12 12 (16.67%) Workflow
13 8 (11.11%) Scrum
14 7 (9.72%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) C#
2 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.78%) C++
3 2 (2.78%) ES6
3 2 (2.78%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.39%) Go
4 1 (1.39%) Groovy
4 1 (1.39%) Python
4 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (34.72%) Degree
2 24 (33.33%) HNC
2 24 (33.33%) HND
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) Grafana
3 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.39%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.00%) Remedy
3 7 (9.72%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.39%) Splunk