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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North East
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 61 56
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5 -31
Permanent jobs citing QA 84 43 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 5.76% 3.65% 3.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.11% 29.05% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 36 27 23
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,350 £32,900
25th Percentile £40,000 £34,125 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.88%
75th Percentile £50,250 £55,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £58,125 £61,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 270 148 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.51% 12.55% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 186 110 86
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £26,125
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% +0.59%
75th Percentile £53,063 £53,438 £53,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%

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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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Tyne and Wear +19 60 £45,000 - 22
Durham +8 18 £37,000 -10.30% 11
Northumberland - 5 £50,000 - 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 36 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 32 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 32 (38.10%) JMeter
3 28 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 28 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 28 (33.33%) Virtual Team
4 27 (32.14%) Rational Quality Manager
4 27 (32.14%) HP ALM
4 27 (32.14%) Project Delivery
4 27 (32.14%) Zephyr
4 27 (32.14%) Defect Management
4 27 (32.14%) Test Management
4 27 (32.14%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (32.14%) Google
4 27 (32.14%) HP
4 27 (32.14%) IBM
5 24 (28.57%) Agile
5 24 (28.57%) Degree
6 20 (23.81%) Social Skills
7 15 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 13 (15.48%) Scrum
9 12 (14.29%) Computer Science
10 11 (13.10%) C#
10 11 (13.10%) .NET
11 10 (11.90%) Finance
11 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
11 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (11.90%) Software Delivery
12 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (9.52%) System Testing

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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 4 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Azure
2 4 (4.76%) AWS
2 4 (4.76%) GitHub
2 4 (4.76%) SaaS
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.19%) GCP
4 1 (1.19%) npm
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Big Data
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 32 (38.10%) JMeter
2 27 (32.14%) Rational Quality Manager
2 27 (32.14%) Zephyr
3 8 (9.52%) Selenium
4 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.95%) JIRA
6 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket
6 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.57%) Postman
7 3 (3.57%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.57%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.57%) TestNG
8 2 (2.38%) Cypress.io
8 2 (2.38%) Gatling
9 1 (1.19%) Babel
9 1 (1.19%) GitLab
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.19%) webpack
General
1 20 (23.81%) Social Skills
2 10 (11.90%) Finance
3 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (5.95%) Marketing
6 3 (3.57%) Law
6 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.57%) Tech for Good
7 2 (2.38%) Retail
7 2 (2.38%) Social Housing
8 1 (1.19%) Agriculture
8 1 (1.19%) Aviation
8 1 (1.19%) Electronics
8 1 (1.19%) Games
8 1 (1.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.19%) Legal
8 1 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) QA Leader
2 11 (13.10%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) Developer
3 8 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.95%) QA Officer
5 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Ruby Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Head of Operations
7 3 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.57%) Kafka
4 2 (2.38%) Jest
4 2 (2.38%) React
4 2 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (1.19%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) Flask
5 1 (1.19%) GraphQL
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) Lightning Web Components
5 1 (1.19%) Matplotlib
5 1 (1.19%) NumPy
5 1 (1.19%) Playwright
5 1 (1.19%) SciPy
5 1 (1.19%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.19%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 4 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (4.76%) Social Media
3 2 (2.38%) FMCG
3 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.38%) Renewable Energy
3 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.19%) HTC Vive
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Oculus
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Android
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 28 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 28 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 27 (32.14%) Defect Management
3 27 (32.14%) Project Delivery
3 27 (32.14%) Test Management
4 24 (28.57%) Agile
5 15 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 13 (15.48%) Scrum
7 12 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (11.90%) Software Delivery
8 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.52%) System Testing
11 7 (8.33%) Requirements Gathering
11 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 7 (8.33%) User Stories
12 6 (7.14%) Fintech
12 6 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) C#
2 4 (4.76%) Java
2 4 (4.76%) Ruby
3 2 (2.38%) C
3 2 (2.38%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.19%) C++
4 1 (1.19%) ES6
4 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) Python
4 1 (1.19%) SQL
4 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) HND
2 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.19%) HNC
3 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) GMP
2 1 (1.19%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (32.14%) HP ALM
1 27 (32.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.14%) Google
2 27 (32.14%) HP
2 27 (32.14%) IBM
3 4 (4.76%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.76%) Sage
4 3 (3.57%) FIS
4 3 (3.57%) WorldPay
5 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle
6 1 (1.19%) Xamarin