Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 51 38
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 +30
Permanent jobs citing QA 63 40 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.59% 3.87% 6.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.65% 38.10% 47.79%
Number of salaries quoted 55 28 54
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +4.48% -1.47%
10th Percentile £28,550 £27,775 £24,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £56,537 £52,500
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.48% -1.47%

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 163 105 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 14.46% 10.16% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 144 80 92
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £35,289
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -0.82% -11.78%
10th Percentile £19,000 £24,900 £23,290
90th Percentile £70,250 £53,773 £57,250
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -17.65% +6.25%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +5 51 £45,000 +28.57% 17
Gateshead - 11 £40,000 - 3
Wallsend - 1 £35,936 - 1
QA
North East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 36 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) SQL
3 20 (31.75%) Test Automation
4 19 (30.16%) Cucumber
4 19 (30.16%) Selenium
5 18 (28.57%) C#
6 17 (26.98%) .NET
6 17 (26.98%) Ruby
7 15 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 15 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 15 (23.81%) Test Strategy
7 15 (23.81%) Waterfall
7 15 (23.81%) Retail
7 15 (23.81%) ISEB
7 15 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (22.22%) DevOps
8 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (20.63%) Test Management
9 13 (20.63%) Project Planning
9 13 (20.63%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (17.46%) Degree
10 11 (17.46%) BDD
10 11 (17.46%) TDD
10 11 (17.46%) MVC
10 11 (17.46%) Java
10 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
11 10 (15.87%) SDLC
11 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification

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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 (6.35%) Documentum
2 3 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
1 7 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (14.29%) IaaS
2 9 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Cucumber
1 19 (30.16%) Selenium
2 15 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.52%) JIRA
4 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.17%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.59%) Gradle
7 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.59%) Maven
7 1 (1.59%) QUnit
7 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (23.81%) Retail
2 7 (11.11%) Automotive
2 7 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Games
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Business Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) QA Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 14 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Technical Director
6 6 (9.52%) Business Finance Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Finance Business Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Software Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Head of Engineering
7 5 (7.94%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.35%) Development Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Software Manager
9 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering Director
9 3 (4.76%) Test Technician
10 2 (3.17%) Software Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) .NET
2 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (14.29%) Web Services
4 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.59%) Chai
5 1 (1.59%) Django
5 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.59%) jQuery
5 1 (1.59%) JSP
5 1 (1.59%) Laravel
5 1 (1.59%) Node.js
5 1 (1.59%) REST
5 1 (1.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 7 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 4 (6.35%) PlayStation
3 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Android
1 9 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Test Automation
3 15 (23.81%) Software Testing
3 15 (23.81%) Test Scripting
3 15 (23.81%) Test Strategy
3 15 (23.81%) Waterfall
4 14 (22.22%) DevOps
5 13 (20.63%) Project Planning
5 13 (20.63%) Test Management
6 11 (17.46%) BDD
6 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
6 11 (17.46%) MVC
6 11 (17.46%) TDD
7 10 (15.87%) SDLC
8 9 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 9 (14.29%) Change Management
8 9 (14.29%) Coaching
8 9 (14.29%) Line Management
8 9 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
9 8 (12.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) SQL
2 18 (28.57%) C#
3 17 (26.98%) Ruby
4 11 (17.46%) Java
5 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.94%) Python
7 4 (6.35%) Perl
8 3 (4.76%) C++
8 3 (4.76%) PHP
8 3 (4.76%) Tcl
9 1 (1.59%) Go
9 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.59%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) ISEB
1 15 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (20.63%) ISEB Practitioner
3 11 (17.46%) Degree
4 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 9 (14.29%) Xamarin
3 4 (6.35%) Pega
4 3 (4.76%) Alteryx
4 3 (4.76%) Tableau