Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 61 56
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 63 66 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.70% 4.28% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 29.46% 37.67%
Number of salaries quoted 48 57 41
North East median annual salary £38,750 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.74% +20.00% +4.48%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £50,224 £80,000 £57,500
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 171 224 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.76% 14.52% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 116 194 116
North East median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% -17.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £19,075 £25,250
90th Percentile £68,625 £70,102 £58,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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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

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Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the North East over the 6 months to 17 January 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 17 January 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 +2 61 £37,500 -10.71% 25
Durham +14 1 - - 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.79%) Java
3 30 (47.62%) Test Automation
4 25 (39.68%) Selenium
5 24 (38.10%) HTML
5 24 (38.10%) CSS
6 23 (36.51%) JIRA
7 21 (33.33%) MVC
7 21 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 20 (31.75%) SQL
9 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
10 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
11 16 (25.40%) Docker
12 15 (23.81%) Microservices
12 15 (23.81%) Cucumber
12 15 (23.81%) Scrum
13 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
13 14 (22.22%) Degree
13 14 (22.22%) Node.js
14 13 (20.63%) NoSQL
14 13 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (20.63%) jQuery
15 12 (19.05%) JSON
15 12 (19.05%) RESTful
15 12 (19.05%) Subversion
15 12 (19.05%) Web Services
16 11 (17.46%) OWASP
16 11 (17.46%) Confluence
17 10 (15.87%) Spring MVC
17 10 (15.87%) JPA

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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 11 (17.46%) Confluence
2 8 (12.70%) Apache Solr
3 5 (7.94%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.76%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.59%) HBase
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) QlikView
4 1 (1.59%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 25 (39.68%) Selenium
2 23 (36.51%) JIRA
3 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
4 15 (23.81%) Cucumber
5 12 (19.05%) Subversion
6 10 (15.87%) Bitbucket
6 10 (15.87%) JUnit
7 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 8 (12.70%) GitLab
8 8 (12.70%) Gradle
8 8 (12.70%) Maven
9 7 (11.11%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (4.76%) Automotive
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Developer
3 11 (17.46%) Software Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Java Developer
5 9 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 8 (12.70%) Agile Developer
6 8 (12.70%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (12.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) QA Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (7.94%) QA Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Python/Django Developer
9 3 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.10%) CSS
1 24 (38.10%) HTML
2 21 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 14 (22.22%) Node.js
4 13 (20.63%) jQuery
5 12 (19.05%) JSON
5 12 (19.05%) RESTful
5 12 (19.05%) Web Services
6 10 (15.87%) Hibernate
6 10 (15.87%) JPA
6 10 (15.87%) REST
6 10 (15.87%) SOAP
6 10 (15.87%) Spring
6 10 (15.87%) Spring MVC
7 8 (12.70%) HTML5
7 8 (12.70%) Spring Boot
8 5 (7.94%) Django
8 5 (7.94%) Sass
9 4 (6.35%) React
10 2 (3.17%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) User Experience
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.76%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 21 (33.33%) MVC
4 15 (23.81%) Microservices
4 15 (23.81%) Scrum
5 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 13 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (17.46%) OWASP
8 10 (15.87%) SDLC
8 10 (15.87%) TDD
8 10 (15.87%) User Stories
8 10 (15.87%) Web Development
9 9 (14.29%) BDD
9 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (14.29%) Product Management
10 8 (12.70%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Search
11 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.79%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) SQL
3 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.87%) Python
5 8 (12.70%) C#
6 5 (7.94%) Ruby
7 2 (3.17%) C
7 2 (3.17%) C++
7 2 (3.17%) Java 8
7 2 (3.17%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.59%) Groovy
8 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.59%) R
8 1 (1.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Degree
2 8 (12.70%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.17%) ACCA
3 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.17%) CISA
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) CCAB
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.59%) KVM
2 1 (1.59%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.59%) Ansible
2 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.59%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.59%) SAP
3 1 (1.59%) Tableau
3 1 (1.59%) VMware