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

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 67 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.34% 0.29% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Average salary £28,750 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
579 658 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 97.64% 94.54% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 497 555 438
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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
(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 +4 2 £28,750 +15.00%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
1 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA