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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 55 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.82% 2.13% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.26% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 2
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,600 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £36,500 £34,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
376 398 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 97.92% 94.31% 98.57%
Number of salaries quoted 332 331 249
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) QA
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) V-Model
5 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Data Management
5 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (13.33%) API Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) JUnit
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) JUnit
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) TestNG
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) CSS3
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) V-Model
5 2 (13.33%) API Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Open Source
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Ruby
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (86.67%) QA
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