Period
to 19 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 57 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +39
Permanent jobs citing QA 75 50 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.45% 4.15% 4.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.25% 33.56% 42.59%
Number of salaries quoted 63 48 66
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -24.32% +32.14%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,975 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,000 £56,625 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 219 149 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.00% 12.35% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 176 136 145
North East median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,080 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,625 £70,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%

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

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

QA
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the North East over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in the North East

QA
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 June 2018. 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 -1 62 £42,000 +20.00% 15
Durham -11 6 £23,000 -34.29% 15
Teesside - 2 £32,500 -
Northumberland +2 1 £29,500 -9.23%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 59 (78.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) SQL
3 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (28.00%) Java
4 21 (28.00%) C#
5 20 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 20 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 19 (25.33%) Ruby
7 18 (24.00%) Software Testing
8 17 (22.67%) ISEB
8 17 (22.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (22.67%) Selenium
9 16 (21.33%) Cucumber
10 15 (20.00%) Web Services
11 14 (18.67%) .NET
11 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
11 14 (18.67%) Project Planning
11 14 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (17.33%) Waterfall
12 13 (17.33%) Test Management
12 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
13 12 (16.00%) CSS
13 12 (16.00%) HTML
13 12 (16.00%) Test Scripting
14 11 (14.67%) Test Strategy
15 10 (13.33%) User Stories
15 10 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (13.33%) Software Delivery
15 10 (13.33%) SQL Server

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 4 (5.33%) IIS
1 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) Apache
2 3 (4.00%) CMS
2 3 (4.00%) nginx
2 3 (4.00%) WordPress
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.33%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.00%) IaaS
3 6 (8.00%) PaaS
4 3 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.33%) Heroku
6 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) HTTP
2 4 (5.33%) SSL
3 3 (4.00%) DNS
3 3 (4.00%) Firewall
3 3 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (1.33%) FTP
4 1 (1.33%) Skype
4 1 (1.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) MySQL
3 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.33%) Big Data
5 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (22.67%) Selenium
1 17 (22.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (21.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.33%) Maven
5 3 (4.00%) Ant
5 3 (4.00%) JIRA
5 3 (4.00%) JMeter
5 3 (4.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.00%) MSTest
5 3 (4.00%) Ranorex
5 3 (4.00%) Robot Framework
5 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.67%) CocoaPods
6 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (12.00%) Advertising
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Analyst
2 19 (25.33%) Test Analyst
3 16 (21.33%) QA Analyst
4 14 (18.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 13 (17.33%) Developer
6 8 (10.67%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Chief Technology Officer
7 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering Director
7 5 (6.67%) Software Tester
7 5 (6.67%) Tester
8 4 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.33%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Software Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Software QA Tester
8 4 (5.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.00%) Web Services
2 14 (18.67%) .NET
3 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
4 12 (16.00%) CSS
4 12 (16.00%) HTML
5 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (8.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.00%) Ajax
6 6 (8.00%) CSS3
6 6 (8.00%) HTML5
6 6 (8.00%) jQuery
6 6 (8.00%) LINQ
6 6 (8.00%) WPF
7 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.33%) Entity Framework
7 4 (5.33%) REST
8 3 (4.00%) EJS
8 3 (4.00%) Express
8 3 (4.00%) Node.js
8 3 (4.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) User Experience
3 3 (4.00%) Clustering
3 3 (4.00%) Replication
4 2 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Android
1 9 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.00%) Windows
3 4 (5.33%) Unix
4 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (78.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 18 (24.00%) Software Testing
4 14 (18.67%) Project Planning
4 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
5 13 (17.33%) Test Management
5 13 (17.33%) Waterfall
6 12 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (14.67%) Test Strategy
8 10 (13.33%) MVC
8 10 (13.33%) Software Delivery
8 10 (13.33%) User Stories
9 9 (12.00%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (12.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (12.00%) Web Development
10 7 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (9.33%) SDLC
10 7 (9.33%) TDD
11 6 (8.00%) Product Management
11 6 (8.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.00%) SQL
2 21 (28.00%) C#
2 21 (28.00%) Java
3 20 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 19 (25.33%) Ruby
5 6 (8.00%) Python
6 5 (6.67%) PHP
7 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.00%) Java 8
9 2 (2.67%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.67%) C++
10 1 (1.33%) C
10 1 (1.33%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) ISEB
2 10 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 10 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) PMO
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Puppet
2 4 (5.33%) Terraform
3 1 (1.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) Xamarin
3 6 (8.00%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle
5 2 (2.67%) Siebel
6 1 (1.33%) Apple
6 1 (1.33%) Capita
6 1 (1.33%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.33%) Informatica
6 1 (1.33%) Kofax
6 1 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.33%) Remedy
6 1 (1.33%) Tableau