The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 75 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.53% 0.24% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £21,500 £38,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.15% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
713 805 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 94.19% 97.22% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 622 588 544
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -8.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the North East region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in the North East

Software Tester
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -2 4 £21,500 -44.15% 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North East region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) Web Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (45.45%) Visualisation
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (18.18%) Redmine
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) Automotive
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Experience

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North East region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Redmine
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
1 5 (45.45%) Visualisation
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Web Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago