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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 70 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.69% 0.64% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.85% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 23
Average salary £31,500 £28,636 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £28,636 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £36,150 £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
546 586 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 75.52% 74.74% 75.76%
Number of salaries quoted 440 483 452
Average salary £37,500 £35,232 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.43% -7.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 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 22 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 -6 4 £33,000 +15.23% 4
Northumberland - 1 £19,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 (68.42%) Web Development
2 11 (57.89%) jQuery
2 11 (57.89%) MVC
2 11 (57.89%) C#
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) .NET
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
5 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (31.58%) LINQ
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (26.32%) HTML5
7 5 (26.32%) Kanban
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (26.32%) XML
7 5 (26.32%) Degree
8 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
8 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
8 4 (21.05%) OO
8 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Redis
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) JMeter
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.53%) Local Government
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate
4 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) jQuery
1 11 (57.89%) HTML
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
2 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (31.58%) LINQ
4 5 (26.32%) HTML5
4 5 (26.32%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
6 3 (15.79%) JSON
7 2 (10.53%) Ajax
7 2 (10.53%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) CSS3
7 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (5.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) Physics
2 2 (10.53%) W3C
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) CentOS
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Web Development
2 11 (57.89%) MVC
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (26.32%) Kanban
6 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (21.05%) OO
7 2 (10.53%) OOP
7 2 (10.53%) Web Design
7 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.26%) System Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
1 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Gem Partnership
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyne and Wear
GEM Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago