Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 54 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 59 54 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.19% 4.01% 4.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.73% 25.71% 39.02%
Number of salaries quoted 43 48 46
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £49,850 £64,063 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 192 210 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.63% 15.58% 10.83%
Number of salaries quoted 136 176 126
North East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,563
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.14% -6.09%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,625 £70,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -9 56 £40,000 -11.11% 32
Durham +9 2 £22,500 -34.31% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 46 (77.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) HTML
2 21 (35.59%) CSS
3 20 (33.90%) Java
4 18 (30.51%) MVC
4 18 (30.51%) JIRA
4 18 (30.51%) Git (software)
4 18 (30.51%) AngularJS
4 18 (30.51%) User Stories
5 17 (28.81%) SDLC
5 17 (28.81%) SQL
6 16 (27.12%) Test Automation
6 16 (27.12%) Docker
7 15 (25.42%) User Experience
7 15 (25.42%) Microservices
7 15 (25.42%) Cucumber
7 15 (25.42%) Product Management
7 15 (25.42%) Selenium
7 15 (25.42%) JavaScript
8 13 (22.03%) Web Services
8 13 (22.03%) jQuery
9 12 (20.34%) JSON
9 12 (20.34%) Subversion
9 12 (20.34%) Scrum
10 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
10 11 (18.64%) Degree
10 11 (18.64%) Confluence
10 11 (18.64%) Node.js
11 10 (16.95%) REST
11 10 (16.95%) NoSQL

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 11 (18.64%) Confluence
2 8 (13.56%) Apache Solr
3 5 (8.47%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) DNS
1 1 (1.69%) FTP
1 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.69%) HBase
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.69%) QlikView
3 1 (1.69%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) Git (software)
1 18 (30.51%) JIRA
2 15 (25.42%) Cucumber
2 15 (25.42%) Selenium
3 12 (20.34%) Subversion
4 10 (16.95%) Bitbucket
4 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
4 10 (16.95%) JUnit
5 9 (15.25%) GitLab
5 9 (15.25%) Maven
6 8 (13.56%) Gradle
7 1 (1.69%) QADirector
7 1 (1.69%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (6.78%) Automotive
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Analyst
1 19 (32.20%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) Business Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Java Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Agile Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Agile Java Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Django Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Python Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Python/Django Developer
6 3 (5.08%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Backend Developer
7 2 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Head of Development
7 2 (3.39%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) CSS
1 21 (35.59%) HTML
2 18 (30.51%) AngularJS
3 13 (22.03%) jQuery
3 13 (22.03%) Web Services
4 12 (20.34%) JSON
5 11 (18.64%) Node.js
6 10 (16.95%) Hibernate
6 10 (16.95%) JPA
6 10 (16.95%) REST
6 10 (16.95%) RESTful
6 10 (16.95%) SOAP
6 10 (16.95%) Spring
6 10 (16.95%) Spring MVC
7 8 (13.56%) HTML5
7 8 (13.56%) Spring Boot
8 5 (8.47%) Django
8 5 (8.47%) Sass
9 4 (6.78%) React
10 2 (3.39%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) User Experience
2 5 (8.47%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Unix
2 1 (1.69%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (77.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) MVC
2 18 (30.51%) User Stories
3 17 (28.81%) SDLC
4 16 (27.12%) Test Automation
5 15 (25.42%) Microservices
5 15 (25.42%) Product Management
6 12 (20.34%) Scrum
7 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
8 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.95%) Web Development
9 9 (15.25%) TDD
10 8 (13.56%) BDD
10 8 (13.56%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Search
10 8 (13.56%) OWASP
10 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
11 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
11 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) Java
2 17 (28.81%) SQL
3 15 (25.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) Python
5 2 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (3.39%) Java 8
5 2 (3.39%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.69%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.69%) C#
6 1 (1.69%) Groovy
6 1 (1.69%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.69%) PHP
6 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.69%) R
6 1 (1.69%) Scala
6 1 (1.69%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.39%) ISEB
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ACCA
4 1 (1.69%) CISA
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (27.12%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) KVM
2 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Ansible
1 2 (3.39%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) Siebel
3 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.69%) Dynatrace
3 1 (1.69%) Informatica
3 1 (1.69%) Kofax
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
3 1 (1.69%) Tableau
3 1 (1.69%) VMware