The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 42 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.84% 2.01% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 2.07% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 4
Average salary £38,500 £26,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
Tester
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
531 434 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 97.07% 96.88% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 368 378 352
Average salary £34,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Tester Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 22 (73.33%) LoadRunner
2 17 (56.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
5 10 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 8 (26.67%) Selenium
7 6 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
7 6 (20.00%) ISEB
8 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Test Management
9 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (10.00%) jQuery
10 3 (10.00%) Firebug
10 3 (10.00%) Fiddler
10 3 (10.00%) PHP
10 3 (10.00%) MySQL
10 3 (10.00%) CSS
10 3 (10.00%) Windows
11 2 (6.67%) SAP
11 2 (6.67%) VB
11 2 (6.67%) .NET
11 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 2 (6.67%) HTTP
11 2 (6.67%) QA
11 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
12 1 (3.33%) Stress Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (73.33%) LoadRunner
2 17 (56.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (26.67%) Selenium
4 6 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (10.00%) Firebug
5 3 (10.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
1 3 (10.00%) jQuery
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Test Management
2 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.33%) OO
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum
4 1 (3.33%) Stress Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
2 10 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) SAP
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + package
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + pension + package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus
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