The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Location
3 months to
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 60 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.37% 1.65% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 2.04% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 8
Average salary £32,000 £26,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £27,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
384 343 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 70.98% 80.71% 74.40%
Number of salaries quoted 275 287 275
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Testing
Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Games
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Scala
3 3 (50.00%) RSpec
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) JUnit
2 3 (50.00%) RSpec
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Games
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Scala
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
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