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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North East
Rank 47 55 63
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 23 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.69% 3.55% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.10% 33.82% 20.73%
Number of salaries quoted 22 23 15
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 62 68 82
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 9.95% 10.51% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 59 57 71
Median salary £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £23,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £80,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +6 15 £35,000 +3.70% 12
Durham - 7 £55,000 - 1
Northumberland - 1 £32,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for QA.

1 34 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (30.00%) Java
4 14 (28.00%) Automotive
5 13 (26.00%) Project Management
6 11 (22.00%) Functional Testing
7 10 (20.00%) Scrum
8 9 (18.00%) TDD
8 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.00%) SQL
8 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
9 8 (16.00%) User Stories
9 8 (16.00%) Selenium
10 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Web Services
10 7 (14.00%) BDD
11 6 (12.00%) Process Improvement
11 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.00%) .NET
12 5 (10.00%) C#
12 5 (10.00%) Linux
12 5 (10.00%) Unix
12 5 (10.00%) NHS
12 5 (10.00%) SDLC
12 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (10.00%) Waterfall

QA
Top Related 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 2 (4.00%) SAS
1 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.00%) IaaS
1 2 (4.00%) PaaS
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (8.00%) JIRA
3 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.00%) Gatling
4 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.00%) JMeter
4 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.00%) Xcode
5 1 (2.00%) GitLab
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.00%) JUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) RSpec
5 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (28.00%) Automotive
2 4 (8.00%) Brand Awareness
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Law
3 3 (6.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Advertising
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) QA Manager
2 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Senior Manager
2 11 (22.00%) Senior QA Manager
2 11 (22.00%) Tester
3 7 (14.00%) Architect
4 6 (12.00%) QA Tester
4 6 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Java Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Java Software Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Software Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) QA Test Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Web Services
2 6 (12.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
4 2 (4.00%) WPF
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.00%) NHS
3 4 (8.00%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.00%) iPad
4 2 (4.00%) iPhone
4 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
1 5 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (4.00%) AIX
2 2 (4.00%) Android
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (26.00%) Project Management
4 11 (22.00%) Functional Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Scrum
6 9 (18.00%) TDD
6 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (16.00%) User Stories
8 7 (14.00%) BDD
8 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Process Improvement
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 4 (8.00%) Business Analysis
11 4 (8.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) Java
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) PHP
4 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Ansible
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) HP
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
2 2 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.00%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.00%) Informatica
3 1 (2.00%) Siebel
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