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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 78 71 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 5 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.77% 0.66% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.86% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 22
Average salary £24,000 £28,636 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.18% -11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £28,636 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £34,841 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
590 580 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 75.74% 76.02% 75.11%
Number of salaries quoted 487 486 440
Average salary £37,500 £35,232 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.43% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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 -9 5 £28,500 -0.47% 2
Northumberland - 1 £19,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 13 (76.47%) Web Development
2 11 (64.71%) jQuery
2 11 (64.71%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) MVC
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
4 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (35.29%) LINQ
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (29.41%) HTML5
6 5 (29.41%) Kanban
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) XML
7 4 (23.53%) OO
7 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
8 3 (17.65%) Google
8 3 (17.65%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Leader
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) jQuery
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (35.29%) LINQ
4 5 (29.41%) HTML5
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
6 2 (11.76%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) Ajax
6 2 (11.76%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) CSS3
6 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) Physics
2 2 (11.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Web Development
2 11 (64.71%) MVC
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (29.41%) Kanban
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) OO
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) OOP
7 2 (11.76%) Web Design
7 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
7 2 (11.76%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) System Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Google
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
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