Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 46 52
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 35 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.92% 4.49% 4.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.75% 34.31% 44.17%
Number of salaries quoted 45 35 37
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £31,481
90th Percentile £49,699 £64,063 £69,000
North East median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -8.24% +30.77%

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 171 102 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 15.03% 13.08% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 128 95 91
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,626
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +19.60% +15.77%
10th Percentile £25,875 £22,050 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £70,250 £67,500
North East median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,200
% change year-on-year -11.11% +17.80% +1.87%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -6 49 £40,000 -0.62% 19
Sunderland - 2 - - 1
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 47 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) User Stories
3 19 (33.93%) HTML
3 19 (33.93%) CSS
4 18 (32.14%) SDLC
5 17 (30.36%) User Experience
5 17 (30.36%) Product Management
6 16 (28.57%) SQL
7 14 (25.00%) Java
7 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 13 (23.21%) MVC
8 13 (23.21%) AngularJS
9 12 (21.43%) Microservices
9 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 12 (21.43%) jQuery
9 12 (21.43%) JIRA
10 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
11 10 (17.86%) Selenium
11 10 (17.86%) Node.js
11 10 (17.86%) Docker
12 9 (16.07%) Cucumber
12 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 8 (14.29%) Web Development
13 8 (14.29%) Scrum
13 8 (14.29%) Web Services
13 8 (14.29%) Python
14 7 (12.50%) TDD
14 7 (12.50%) Subversion

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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 6 (10.71%) Confluence
2 5 (8.93%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.14%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.93%) Office 365
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.79%) Heroku
4 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.57%) Big Data
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.79%) HBase
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) QlikView
4 1 (1.79%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 12 (21.43%) JIRA
2 10 (17.86%) Selenium
3 9 (16.07%) Cucumber
4 7 (12.50%) Subversion
5 5 (8.93%) Bitbucket
5 5 (8.93%) GitLab
5 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.93%) JUnit
5 5 (8.93%) Maven
6 4 (7.14%) Gradle
7 1 (1.79%) QADirector
7 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.14%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Brand Awareness
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Analyst
2 18 (32.14%) Developer
3 17 (30.36%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Agile Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Django Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Python Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Python/Django Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Head of Development
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) CSS
1 19 (33.93%) HTML
2 13 (23.21%) AngularJS
3 12 (21.43%) jQuery
4 10 (17.86%) Node.js
5 8 (14.29%) Web Services
6 7 (12.50%) HTML5
6 7 (12.50%) JSON
6 7 (12.50%) RESTful
6 7 (12.50%) Spring
7 6 (10.71%) REST
7 6 (10.71%) Spring Boot
8 5 (8.93%) Ajax
8 5 (8.93%) Django
8 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
8 5 (8.93%) JPA
8 5 (8.93%) Sass
8 5 (8.93%) SOAP
8 5 (8.93%) Spring MVC
9 4 (7.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) User Experience
2 5 (8.93%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) User Stories
3 18 (32.14%) SDLC
4 17 (30.36%) Product Management
5 13 (23.21%) MVC
6 12 (21.43%) Microservices
6 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
8 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (14.29%) Scrum
9 8 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Web Development
10 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 7 (12.50%) TDD
11 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
11 6 (10.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 14 (25.00%) Java
2 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) Python
4 4 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) C++
5 3 (5.36%) Java 8
5 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.79%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) Groovy
7 1 (1.79%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) R
7 1 (1.79%) Scala
7 1 (1.79%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ACCA
4 1 (1.79%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Ansible
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
1 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle
2 2 (3.57%) Siebel
2 2 (3.57%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.79%) Dynatrace
3 1 (1.79%) Informatica
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) Tableau