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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 43 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25  
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 33 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.60% 5.63% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.19% 50.77% 20.69%
Number of salaries quoted 18 29 5
Median salary £36,500 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.16% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,450 £68,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 43 65 29
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.68% 11.09% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 38 60 28
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,150 £22,340
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £51,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

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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

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Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Tyne and Wear

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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 3 months to 25 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 +5 16 £37,500 -37.50% 9
Gateshead - 1 £45,000 -
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
3 12 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Selenium
5 9 (26.47%) SQL
5 9 (26.47%) Java
6 8 (23.53%) Automotive
7 7 (20.59%) Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) PHP
7 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
7 7 (20.59%) SDLC
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.65%) C#
9 5 (14.71%) Web Services
9 5 (14.71%) Linux
9 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (14.71%) System Testing
10 4 (11.76%) TDD
10 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
10 4 (11.76%) Python
10 4 (11.76%) .NET
10 4 (11.76%) Oracle
10 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
10 4 (11.76%) ISEB
10 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
10 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 4 (11.76%) REST
10 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement

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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 3 (8.82%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
1 1 (2.94%) Shopify
1 1 (2.94%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) 802.15
2 1 (2.94%) FTP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) SSH
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.94%) phpMyAdmin
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.88%) CircleCI
4 2 (5.88%) Gatling
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Ranorex
4 2 (5.88%) Xcode
5 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.94%) JUnit
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) MSTest
5 1 (2.94%) NUnit
5 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.94%) RSpec
5 1 (2.94%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (23.53%) Automotive
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) QA Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) QA Manager
3 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Senior QA Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) PMO Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) REST
3 3 (8.82%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) HTML
4 2 (5.88%) JSON
4 2 (5.88%) WPF
4 2 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.94%) CSS
5 1 (2.94%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.94%) HTML5
5 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.94%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) iPad
3 2 (5.88%) iPhone
4 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
3 12 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Project Management
4 7 (20.59%) SDLC
4 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.65%) Scrum
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (14.71%) System Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
7 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (11.76%) TDD
7 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.82%) BDD
8 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) PHP
3 6 (17.65%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.76%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) C
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) P3O
2 1 (2.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) cPanel
1 1 (2.94%) Plesk
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.94%) Blue Prism
3 1 (2.94%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.94%) Informatica
3 1 (2.94%) Siebel
3 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.94%) Tableau
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Up to £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Health care, Life cover
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
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: 11 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Condeco Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Competitive salary plus bonus and be
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