Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 42 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 61 64 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.54% 5.55% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.13% 36.99% 37.76%
Number of salaries quoted 47 56 27
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £43,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.05% +24.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £25,000 £29,125 £27,450
90th Percentile £48,199 £80,000 £50,092
North East median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% +4.48%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 152 173 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 13.81% 14.99% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 101 154 75
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -0.82%
10th Percentile £25,000 £19,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,250 £51,250
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -17.65%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Tyne and Wear

QA
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for QA in Tyne and Wear

QA
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Tyne and Wear

QA
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 within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 22 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 47 £38,750 -13.89% 23
Gateshead +13 3 £40,000 - 1
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for QA.

1 40 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (52.46%) Java
3 30 (49.18%) Test Automation
4 25 (40.98%) Selenium
5 23 (37.70%) HTML
5 23 (37.70%) CSS
6 22 (36.07%) JIRA
7 20 (32.79%) SQL
7 20 (32.79%) MVC
7 20 (32.79%) AngularJS
8 18 (29.51%) JavaScript
9 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
10 14 (22.95%) Cucumber
10 14 (22.95%) Node.js
10 14 (22.95%) Degree
10 14 (22.95%) Scrum
10 14 (22.95%) Software Engineering
10 14 (22.95%) Docker
10 14 (22.95%) Microservices
11 13 (21.31%) NoSQL
12 12 (19.67%) RESTful
12 12 (19.67%) jQuery
12 12 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (18.03%) JSON
13 11 (18.03%) OWASP
13 11 (18.03%) Subversion
13 11 (18.03%) Web Services
14 10 (16.39%) Confluence
15 9 (14.75%) REST
15 9 (14.75%) Web Development

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.39%) Confluence
2 7 (11.48%) Apache Solr
3 5 (8.20%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) HBase
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) QlikView
4 1 (1.64%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Selenium
2 22 (36.07%) JIRA
3 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
4 14 (22.95%) Cucumber
5 11 (18.03%) Subversion
6 9 (14.75%) Bitbucket
6 9 (14.75%) JUnit
7 8 (13.11%) WebDriver
8 7 (11.48%) GitLab
8 7 (11.48%) Gradle
8 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
8 7 (11.48%) Maven
9 1 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (4.92%) Automotive
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Developer
3 11 (18.03%) Software Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Test Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Java Developer
6 8 (13.11%) Business Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Agile Developer
7 7 (11.48%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (9.84%) QA Analyst
8 6 (9.84%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (8.20%) QA Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Tester
10 4 (6.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (4.92%) Automation Test Lead
11 3 (4.92%) Django Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.70%) CSS
1 23 (37.70%) HTML
2 20 (32.79%) AngularJS
3 14 (22.95%) Node.js
4 12 (19.67%) jQuery
4 12 (19.67%) RESTful
5 11 (18.03%) JSON
5 11 (18.03%) Web Services
6 9 (14.75%) Hibernate
6 9 (14.75%) JPA
6 9 (14.75%) REST
6 9 (14.75%) SOAP
6 9 (14.75%) Spring
6 9 (14.75%) Spring MVC
7 7 (11.48%) HTML5
7 7 (11.48%) Spring Boot
8 5 (8.20%) Django
8 5 (8.20%) Sass
9 4 (6.56%) React
10 2 (3.28%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) User Experience
2 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.20%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (49.18%) Test Automation
3 20 (32.79%) MVC
4 14 (22.95%) Microservices
4 14 (22.95%) Scrum
4 14 (22.95%) Software Engineering
5 12 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (18.03%) OWASP
7 9 (14.75%) SDLC
7 9 (14.75%) TDD
7 9 (14.75%) User Stories
7 9 (14.75%) Web Development
8 8 (13.11%) BDD
8 8 (13.11%) Product Management
9 7 (11.48%) API Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.48%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Search
9 7 (11.48%) Mentoring
9 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) SQL
3 18 (29.51%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.75%) C#
4 9 (14.75%) Python
5 6 (9.84%) Ruby
6 2 (3.28%) C
6 2 (3.28%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.64%) Groovy
7 1 (1.64%) Java 8
7 1 (1.64%) R
7 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.28%) ACCA
3 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.28%) CISA
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) CCAB
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.64%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.64%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Tableau