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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 52 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 2 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.77% 0.72% 4.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 0.74% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 21
Average salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
422 272 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 93.36% 97.84% 99.22%
Number of salaries quoted 347 239 441
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 19 (48.72%) LoadRunner
2 17 (43.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (28.21%) Performance Testing
6 10 (25.64%) Facilita Forecast
6 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
7 9 (23.08%) Windows
7 9 (23.08%) Scrum
8 8 (20.51%) ISEB
8 8 (20.51%) Linux
9 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
9 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
9 7 (17.95%) QA
10 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.26%) System Testing
12 4 (10.26%) SAP
12 4 (10.26%) UNIX
12 4 (10.26%) Python
12 4 (10.26%) SQL
13 3 (7.69%) Oracle
13 3 (7.69%) TDD
13 3 (7.69%) Ruby
13 3 (7.69%) Degree
13 3 (7.69%) Selenium
13 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
13 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (7.69%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) ATM
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) LoadRunner
2 17 (43.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (25.64%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) Selenium
5 1 (2.56%) Firebug
5 1 (2.56%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.56%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
1 1 (2.56%) LINQ
1 1 (2.56%) jQuery
1 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.56%) DTV
1 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.56%) IVR
1 1 (2.56%) Online Banking
1 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Performance Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Scrum
4 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.26%) System Testing
8 3 (7.69%) BDD
8 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.69%) TDD
9 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.13%) CRM
9 2 (5.13%) Test Management
9 2 (5.13%) Image Processing
10 1 (2.56%) Functional Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 13 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (20.51%) ISEB
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) SAP
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.56%) TSYS
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
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Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum up to £28K pkus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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