The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 59 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.54% 1.27% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.57% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 12
Average salary £37,000 £36,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.06% +20.83%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Software Testing
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
453 382 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 81.18% 80.76% 77.05%
Number of salaries quoted 316 334 267
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,730 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Games
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) RSpec
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
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