Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 51 45
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +50
Permanent jobs citing QA 78 39 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.30% 4.04% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.94% 43.82% 42.31%
Number of salaries quoted 67 34 53
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £46,375 £65,750
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +14.29%

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 186 89 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.64% 9.21% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 157 78 109
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £19,300 £21,148 £19,000
90th Percentile £69,500 £47,500 £60,000
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +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

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 +10 71 £44,250 +26.43% 8
Gateshead -17 6 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wallsend -1 1 £35,936 -4.17%
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 50 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.72%) SQL
3 28 (35.90%) Test Automation
4 25 (32.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (30.77%) Ruby
5 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 24 (30.77%) Selenium
5 24 (30.77%) C#
5 24 (30.77%) Java
5 24 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
7 21 (26.92%) Test Management
7 21 (26.92%) .NET
8 20 (25.64%) ISEB
8 20 (25.64%) Test Scripting
8 20 (25.64%) Waterfall
9 19 (24.36%) Project Planning
9 19 (24.36%) Web Services
10 18 (23.08%) ASP.NET
10 18 (23.08%) ISEB Practitioner
10 18 (23.08%) Test Strategy
10 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (19.23%) Android
11 15 (19.23%) Apple iOS
12 14 (17.95%) MVC
13 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 13 (16.67%) Xamarin

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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 (5.13%) IIS
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) Documentum
3 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) nginx
3 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (15.38%) IaaS
3 12 (15.38%) PaaS
4 10 (12.82%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) DNS
1 3 (3.85%) Firewall
1 3 (3.85%) HTTP
1 3 (3.85%) SSL
1 3 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (1.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) MySQL
3 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (32.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 24 (30.77%) Selenium
3 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.13%) JIRA
3 4 (5.13%) Maven
3 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.85%) Ant
4 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.85%) JMeter
4 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.85%) MSTest
4 3 (3.85%) Ranorex
4 3 (3.85%) Robot Framework
4 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.56%) CocoaPods
5 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.28%) Gradle
General
1 12 (15.38%) Retail
2 9 (11.54%) Advertising
3 8 (10.26%) Finance
4 5 (6.41%) Automotive
5 4 (5.13%) Games
5 4 (5.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (48.72%) Analyst
2 25 (32.05%) QA Analyst
3 22 (28.21%) QA Test Analyst
3 22 (28.21%) Test Analyst
4 13 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Technical Director
6 6 (7.69%) Business Finance Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Finance Business Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering Director
6 6 (7.69%) Software Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Chief Technology Officer
7 5 (6.41%) Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Head of Engineering
8 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) .NET
2 19 (24.36%) Web Services
3 18 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 12 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (5.13%) CSS
5 4 (5.13%) HTML
5 4 (5.13%) jQuery
5 4 (5.13%) REST
6 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.85%) CSS3
6 3 (3.85%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.85%) HTML5
6 3 (3.85%) LINQ
6 3 (3.85%) SOAP
6 3 (3.85%) WPF
7 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.28%) Laravel
8 1 (1.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.13%) PlayStation
3 3 (3.85%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.85%) Replication
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Android
1 15 (19.23%) Apple iOS
2 6 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) Test Automation
3 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 21 (26.92%) Test Management
5 20 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 20 (25.64%) Waterfall
6 19 (24.36%) Project Planning
7 18 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 14 (17.95%) MVC
9 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 12 (15.38%) Strategic Thinking
10 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
10 10 (12.82%) Change Management
11 9 (11.54%) TDD
12 8 (10.26%) BDD
12 8 (10.26%) Scrum
13 7 (8.97%) Artificial Intelligence
13 7 (8.97%) Software Delivery
14 6 (7.69%) DevOps
14 6 (7.69%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) SQL
2 24 (30.77%) C#
2 24 (30.77%) Java
2 24 (30.77%) Ruby
3 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.41%) Python
5 3 (3.85%) PHP
6 2 (2.56%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) Go
7 1 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) ISEB
2 18 (23.08%) ISEB Practitioner
2 18 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.13%) Degree
6 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Puppet
1 3 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.67%) Xamarin
3 12 (15.38%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.28%) Apple
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) Pega