Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 28 55
Rank change year-on-year -21 +27 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 94 64
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 3.58% 7.36% 4.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.86% 57.32% 35.96%
Number of salaries quoted 27 85 51
Median annual salary £39,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.22% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,759 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £57,550
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 109 164 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.27% 12.84% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83 135 117
Median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £23,400
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £68,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the North East over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 -27 22 £39,500 -12.22% 12
Durham +12 13 £48,750 +39.29% 3
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England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) SDLC
6 8 (21.05%) DevOps
6 8 (21.05%) .NET
6 8 (21.05%) Web Development
7 7 (18.42%) Mathematics
7 7 (18.42%) Selenium
7 7 (18.42%) Azure
7 7 (18.42%) C
7 7 (18.42%) HTML
7 7 (18.42%) CSS
8 6 (15.79%) C#
8 6 (15.79%) Scrum
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (15.79%) Release Automation
8 6 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (13.16%) Public Sector
9 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.16%) TypeScript
9 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
9 5 (13.16%) Node.js
9 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (13.16%) AWS
9 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
9 5 (13.16%) Time Management

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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 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Azure
2 5 (13.16%) AWS
3 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (2.63%) Broadband
2 1 (2.63%) ISDN
2 1 (2.63%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.53%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) Axure RP
4 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
4 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.89%) Postman
4 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.26%) Cypress.io
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) TestRail
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (13.16%) Public Sector
2 4 (10.53%) Electronics
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.26%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Software Developer
3 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Designer
5 3 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Interaction Designer
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.89%) UI Designer
5 3 (7.89%) UI/UX Designer
5 3 (7.89%) UX Designer
6 2 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) CSS
2 7 (18.42%) HTML
3 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.16%) Node.js
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.53%) GraphQL
4 4 (10.53%) jQuery
4 4 (10.53%) REST
5 3 (7.89%) RESTful
6 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.26%) XML
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.63%) CSS3
7 1 (2.63%) Express
7 1 (2.63%) HTML5
7 1 (2.63%) SOAP
7 1 (2.63%) Spring
7 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Driving Licence
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 9 (23.68%) SDLC
4 8 (21.05%) DevOps
4 8 (21.05%) Web Development
5 7 (18.42%) Mathematics
6 6 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (15.79%) Release Automation
6 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
7 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
7 5 (13.16%) Pair Programming
7 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.16%) Resource Management
7 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.16%) Test Management
7 5 (13.16%) Time Management
8 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
2 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) C
4 6 (15.79%) C#
5 5 (13.16%) TypeScript
6 3 (7.89%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.63%) CA Agile Central