Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 53 64
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 49 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.76% 4.24% 3.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.59% 40.83% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 42 32 31
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £45,000 £38,950 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.53% +19.85% -2.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,635 £24,500
90th Percentile £64,063 £67,500 £52,500
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +23.08% -0.76%

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 131 120 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 14.16% 10.37% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 119 86 62
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £44,257 £37,563 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.82% +14.70% -15.48%
10th Percentile £20,800 £26,250 £22,440
90th Percentile £70,250 £63,125 £55,000
North East median annual salary £44,257 £37,563 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.82% -6.09% +11.11%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 34 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Gateshead - 9 £40,000 -
Wallsend +3 1 £35,936 +2.67%
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Selenium
2 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
2 14 (31.82%) DevOps
3 13 (29.55%) SQL
4 12 (27.27%) TDD
4 12 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 12 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 12 (27.27%) BDD
5 11 (25.00%) SDLC
5 11 (25.00%) Retail
5 11 (25.00%) Degree
6 10 (22.73%) Ruby
6 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 10 (22.73%) C#
6 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 10 (22.73%) Waterfall
7 9 (20.45%) Line Management
7 9 (20.45%) Coaching
7 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.45%) ISEB
7 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
8 8 (18.18%) Time Management
8 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (18.18%) Scrum
8 8 (18.18%) .NET
8 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Project

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 4 (9.09%) Documentum
2 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
1 1 (2.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) 802.15
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) SSH
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Selenium
2 12 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (13.64%) JIRA
5 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
6 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
9 1 (2.27%) Appium
9 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.27%) Gradle
9 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.27%) MSTest
9 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (2.27%) PHPUnit
9 1 (2.27%) QUnit
9 1 (2.27%) Ranorex
9 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (11.36%) Automotive
3 3 (6.82%) Finance
4 2 (4.55%) Games
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Software Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Test Leader
5 5 (11.36%) Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Development Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Software Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Developer
7 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Business Finance Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Finance Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.55%) QA Leader
8 2 (4.55%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.55%) HTML
4 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) JSON
5 1 (2.27%) JSP
5 1 (2.27%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.27%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) Symfony
5 1 (2.27%) XML
5 1 (2.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 8 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.55%) PlayStation
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) DevOps
2 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 12 (27.27%) BDD
3 12 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 12 (27.27%) TDD
4 11 (25.00%) SDLC
5 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Waterfall
6 9 (20.45%) Coaching
6 9 (20.45%) Line Management
6 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 8 (18.18%) OO
7 8 (18.18%) Scrum
7 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 8 (18.18%) Time Management
8 6 (13.64%) Case Management
8 6 (13.64%) Microservices
8 6 (13.64%) Project Planning
8 6 (13.64%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) C#
2 10 (22.73%) Ruby
3 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.36%) PHP
4 5 (11.36%) Python
5 4 (9.09%) Java
5 4 (9.09%) Perl
6 3 (6.82%) C++
6 3 (6.82%) Tcl
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.27%) Go
7 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.27%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (20.45%) ISEB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (13.64%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
1 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) cPanel
1 1 (2.27%) Plesk
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Pega
2 3 (6.82%) Alteryx
2 3 (6.82%) Tableau
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.27%) WooCommerce