Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 61 65
Rank change year-on-year +42 +4 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 117 55 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.40% 3.91% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.79% 28.21% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 92 45 39
North East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -11.36%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £59,728 £54,000 £64,063
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 199 195 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.69% 13.86% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 153 145 144
North East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,625 £70,250
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

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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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 +35 91 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Durham +25 26 £45,024 +100.10% 8
QA
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 62 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 29 (24.79%) Azure
3 29 (24.79%) SaaS
4 24 (20.51%) Marketing
4 24 (20.51%) Mentoring
5 22 (18.80%) REST
6 21 (17.95%) Selenium
6 21 (17.95%) JavaScript
6 21 (17.95%) Linux
7 19 (16.24%) Mobile App
8 18 (15.38%) ITIL
8 18 (15.38%) SQL
8 18 (15.38%) JIRA
9 17 (14.53%) Coaching
10 16 (13.68%) Oracle
11 15 (12.82%) MySQL
11 15 (12.82%) Degree
12 14 (11.97%) Scrum
12 14 (11.97%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (11.97%) PHP
12 14 (11.97%) Python
13 13 (11.11%) Unix
13 13 (11.11%) C#
13 13 (11.11%) Mathematics
13 13 (11.11%) User Experience
13 13 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (11.11%) DevOps
13 13 (11.11%) Redis
13 13 (11.11%) AWS

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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 6 (5.13%) Confluence
2 3 (2.56%) Podio
3 2 (1.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.56%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.79%) Azure
1 29 (24.79%) SaaS
2 13 (11.11%) AWS
3 4 (3.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.69%) Firewall
1 9 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (1.71%) FTP
2 2 (1.71%) SAN
3 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) MySQL
2 14 (11.97%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (11.11%) Redis
4 12 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.42%) DB2
6 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.56%) Big Data
8 2 (1.71%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.71%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.85%) Firebird
9 1 (0.85%) InterBase
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (17.95%) Selenium
2 18 (15.38%) JIRA
3 8 (6.84%) JUnit
3 8 (6.84%) TestNG
4 7 (5.98%) SoapUI
4 7 (5.98%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.27%) Bitbucket
5 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.42%) TestRail
7 3 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.56%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.71%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.71%) JMeter
9 1 (0.85%) Codeception
9 1 (0.85%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.85%) Protractor
9 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (20.51%) Marketing
2 7 (5.98%) Finance
3 5 (4.27%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.71%) Local Government
4 2 (1.71%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.71%) Retail
4 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) QA Engineer
2 23 (19.66%) Analyst
3 15 (12.82%) Developer
4 14 (11.97%) Test Engineer
5 13 (11.11%) PHP Developer
6 9 (7.69%) Architect
6 9 (7.69%) IT Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (6.84%) MySQL Developer
7 8 (6.84%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 8 (6.84%) QA Test Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) Test Manager
8 7 (5.98%) Administrator
8 7 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.80%) REST
2 13 (11.11%) Redux
3 9 (7.69%) SOAP
4 7 (5.98%) .NET
5 4 (3.42%) Laravel
5 4 (3.42%) LDAP
5 4 (3.42%) Node.js
6 2 (1.71%) HTML
6 2 (1.71%) Kafka
7 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.85%) Jest
7 1 (0.85%) LAMP
7 1 (0.85%) Symfony
7 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.24%) Mobile App
2 13 (11.11%) User Experience
3 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.56%) NHS
5 3 (2.56%) Robotics
6 2 (1.71%) Blog
6 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.95%) Linux
2 13 (11.11%) Unix
3 12 (10.26%) Windows
4 11 (9.40%) AIX
5 9 (7.69%) HPUX
6 5 (4.27%) Android
6 5 (4.27%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.56%) CentOS
7 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 24 (20.51%) Mentoring
4 18 (15.38%) ITIL
5 17 (14.53%) Coaching
6 14 (11.97%) Scrum
7 13 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (11.11%) DevOps
7 13 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 13 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
9 11 (9.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 11 (9.40%) Open Source
9 11 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (7.69%) Innovative Thinking
10 9 (7.69%) Process Improvement
11 8 (6.84%) Analytics
11 8 (6.84%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.84%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.95%) JavaScript
2 18 (15.38%) SQL
3 14 (11.97%) PHP
3 14 (11.97%) Python
4 13 (11.11%) C#
5 10 (8.55%) Java
5 10 (8.55%) Ruby
6 9 (7.69%) Perl
7 5 (4.27%) Lua
8 4 (3.42%) C++
9 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.85%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (12.82%) Degree
2 11 (9.40%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.71%) ISEB
6 1 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) GDPR
1 2 (1.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.56%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (1.71%) Automic
Vendors
1 16 (13.68%) Oracle
2 11 (9.40%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 8 (6.84%) Sage
6 5 (4.27%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.42%) VMware
8 3 (2.56%) Genesys
9 2 (1.71%) BT
9 2 (1.71%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.71%) Informatica
10 1 (0.85%) Capita
10 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow