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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 43 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.57% 0.71% 4.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.87% 0.71% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 20
Average salary £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £34,250 £46,500
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
362 280 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.35% 99.29% 98.85%
Number of salaries quoted 302 254 370
Average salary £35,232 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.04% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £25,500 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,519 £52,500
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 23 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 22 (56.41%) LoadRunner
2 19 (48.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
3 14 (35.90%) Performance Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
7 10 (25.64%) Facilita Forecast
8 9 (23.08%) Windows
8 9 (23.08%) Scrum
9 8 (20.51%) Linux
10 7 (17.95%) ISEB
10 7 (17.95%) QA
11 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
12 5 (12.82%) Python
12 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
12 5 (12.82%) Selenium
13 4 (10.26%) Ruby
13 4 (10.26%) System Testing
13 4 (10.26%) SAP
14 3 (7.69%) TDD
14 3 (7.69%) UNIX
14 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
14 3 (7.69%) BDD
14 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
15 2 (5.13%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (56.41%) LoadRunner
2 19 (48.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (25.64%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (12.82%) Selenium
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) JUnit
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) Firebug
6 1 (2.56%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
1 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (2.56%) LINQ
1 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) DTV
1 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
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 3 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Performance Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) Scrum
4 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.26%) System Testing
7 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) BDD
7 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.13%) Image Processing
9 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.56%) MVC
9 1 (2.56%) Pair Programming
9 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.82%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
2 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.95%) ISEB
4 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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