The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.74% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% - -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Median salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 335 573 502
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 97.38% 95.18% 94.18%
Number of salaries quoted 296 518 425
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear.

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Tyne and Wear

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £35,000 - 1
QA Engineer
North East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Tyne and Wear region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
5 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
5 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) Python
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) PHP
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) XML
6 2 (28.57%) SOAP
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) XML Messaging
6 2 (28.57%) Usability Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Ranorex
6 2 (28.57%) Docker
6 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 2 (28.57%) SDLC

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) CircleCI
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Ranorex
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) PHPUnit
4 1 (14.29%) RSpec
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) XML Messaging
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) System Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Usability Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Tyne and Wear
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Health care, Life cover
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary plus benefits & b
Posted: 9 days ago