The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 64 82 71
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.55% 0.77% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 0.94% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 4
Average salary £36,000 £24,000 £28,636
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.18%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,200
% change year-on-year
- +2.33%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
654 636 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 87.90% 81.54% 78.49%
Number of salaries quoted 566 523 482
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,232
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the North East

Software Testing
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 Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 +8 15 £34,875 +22.36% 2
Durham - 3 £70,000 -
Northumberland +2 1 £32,500 +71.05%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the North East region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 13 (50.00%) QA
4 12 (46.15%) .NET
5 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
5 11 (42.31%) MVC
6 10 (38.46%) Scrum
6 10 (38.46%) Ajax
6 10 (38.46%) SQL
7 9 (34.62%) HTML
7 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
7 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
7 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (30.77%) Entity Framework
8 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 8 (30.77%) jQuery
9 7 (26.92%) Web Development
9 7 (26.92%) SDLC
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 6 (23.08%) Oracle
10 6 (23.08%) CSS
10 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
11 5 (19.23%) Web Services
11 5 (19.23%) Data Management
11 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
11 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
11 5 (19.23%) Selenium
11 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the North East region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) DataStage
3 2 (7.69%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.85%) Firebug
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (15.38%) Advertising
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) .NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 6 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Software Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Test Manager
6 4 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Tester
7 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Automation Tester
7 3 (11.54%) SAP Manager
7 3 (11.54%) SAP Test Manager
8 2 (7.69%) Data Manager
8 2 (7.69%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
3 10 (38.46%) Ajax
4 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (34.62%) HTML
5 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 8 (30.77%) Entity Framework
5 8 (30.77%) jQuery
6 6 (23.08%) CSS
7 5 (19.23%) Web Services
8 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (15.38%) CSS3
8 4 (15.38%) HTML5
8 4 (15.38%) REST
9 3 (11.54%) LINQ
10 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
10 2 (7.69%) SOAP
11 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) MVC
3 10 (38.46%) Scrum
4 7 (26.92%) SDLC
4 7 (26.92%) Web Development
5 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Data Management
5 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Service Design
6 4 (15.38%) SOLID
7 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) People Management
7 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) Cognizant
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) Informatica
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