The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North East region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 70 76 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.28% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.56% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Median salary £34,400 £30,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% +4.34%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
684 712 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 95.66% 97.00% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 551 623 642
Median salary £37,031 £36,009 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.83% +2.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -4 2 £34,400 +14.66% 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Law
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Gatling
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (100.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago