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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 73 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.30% 1.20% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.55% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 1
Average salary £33,500 £36,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.21% +37.73%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
657 645 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.21% 77.71% 83.49%
Number of salaries quoted 549 456 455
Average salary £40,000 £37,050 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.96% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 31 August 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 -8 8 £33,500 -8.21% 2
Durham - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) ISEB
4 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) PHP
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Ruby
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) Service Management
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) JSON
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Redis
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) jQuery
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) LINQ
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) WPF
3 1 (5.88%) XHTML
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
2 1 (5.88%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) CentOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Management
2 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (5.88%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) Northgate
1 1 (5.88%) Google
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
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