Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 53 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +44
Permanent jobs citing QA 60 31 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.43% 4.02% 5.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.48% 36.90% 46.62%
Number of salaries quoted 53 29 51
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,150 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,200 £71,250
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -36.36% +57.14%

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 174 84 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.84% 10.89% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137 75 112
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,763
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -0.70% +7.89%
10th Percentile £28,300 £22,600 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%

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

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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 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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 0 58 £42,000 +20.00% 8
Sunderland - 2 - -
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 53 (88.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) SQL
3 18 (30.00%) Java
4 17 (28.33%) C#
5 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 13 (21.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
8 12 (20.00%) Web Services
8 12 (20.00%) Ruby
8 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 12 (20.00%) Selenium
9 11 (18.33%) .NET
9 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
9 11 (18.33%) User Stories
9 11 (18.33%) SDLC
10 10 (16.67%) User Experience
10 10 (16.67%) Software Delivery
10 10 (16.67%) Product Management
10 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (16.67%) ISEB
10 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 10 (16.67%) CSS
10 10 (16.67%) HTML
10 10 (16.67%) Advertising
11 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (15.00%) Test Management
11 9 (15.00%) Waterfall

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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 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) IaaS
2 3 (5.00%) PaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.67%) Heroku
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) HTTP
2 4 (6.67%) SSL
3 3 (5.00%) DNS
3 3 (5.00%) Firewall
3 3 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) FTP
4 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) MySQL
3 4 (6.67%) Big Data
3 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (20.00%) Selenium
3 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.67%) JIRA
4 4 (6.67%) Maven
5 3 (5.00%) Ant
5 3 (5.00%) JMeter
5 3 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.00%) MSTest
5 3 (5.00%) Ranorex
5 3 (5.00%) Robot Framework
5 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.33%) CocoaPods
6 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (16.67%) Advertising
2 2 (3.33%) Automotive
2 2 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Brand Awareness
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Developer
4 10 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 5 (8.33%) Tester
6 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) QA Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Software QA Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Angular Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Lead Tester
7 3 (5.00%) QA Leader
7 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering Director
7 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Web Services
2 11 (18.33%) .NET
3 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (16.67%) CSS
3 10 (16.67%) HTML
4 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.00%) Ajax
4 6 (10.00%) CSS3
4 6 (10.00%) HTML5
4 6 (10.00%) jQuery
4 6 (10.00%) LINQ
4 6 (10.00%) WPF
5 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.67%) REST
7 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.00%) EJS
7 3 (5.00%) Express
7 3 (5.00%) Node.js
7 3 (5.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) User Experience
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Clustering
3 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.00%) Replication
4 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Android
1 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
2 6 (10.00%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (3.33%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (88.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (18.33%) SDLC
4 11 (18.33%) User Stories
5 10 (16.67%) Product Management
5 10 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 9 (15.00%) Test Management
6 9 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 8 (13.33%) Web Development
8 7 (11.67%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (11.67%) MVC
8 7 (11.67%) Project Planning
8 7 (11.67%) TDD
8 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.00%) DevOps
9 6 (10.00%) MVVM
9 6 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) SQL
2 18 (30.00%) Java
3 17 (28.33%) C#
4 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
5 12 (20.00%) Ruby
6 4 (6.67%) PHP
6 4 (6.67%) Python
7 3 (5.00%) Apple Swift
7 3 (5.00%) Java 8
7 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.33%) C++
9 1 (1.67%) C
9 1 (1.67%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.67%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) ISEB
2 6 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Puppet
1 4 (6.67%) Terraform
2 1 (1.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Xamarin
3 3 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.33%) Siebel
5 1 (1.67%) Apple
5 1 (1.67%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.67%) Informatica
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle