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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 46 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.84% 2.30% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 2.37% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 4
Average salary £39,500 £27,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.29% -44.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £25,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £27,200 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
548 422 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 97.34% 97.01% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 362 355 365
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £72,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 18 (72.00%) LoadRunner
2 13 (52.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
4 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (32.00%) Selenium
5 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
6 5 (20.00%) ISEB
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
7 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (12.00%) jQuery
8 3 (12.00%) Firebug
8 3 (12.00%) Fiddler
8 3 (12.00%) PHP
8 3 (12.00%) MySQL
8 3 (12.00%) CSS
8 3 (12.00%) Windows
9 2 (8.00%) VB
9 2 (8.00%) .NET
9 2 (8.00%) HTTP
9 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.00%) QA
10 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (4.00%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (72.00%) LoadRunner
2 13 (52.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (32.00%) Selenium
4 5 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (12.00%) Firebug
5 3 (12.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
1 3 (12.00%) jQuery
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Test Management
2 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.00%) OO
4 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
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