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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 71 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.84% 0.92% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.11% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 11
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
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
677 539 535
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 81.27% 82.67% 71.62%
Number of salaries quoted 495 465 451
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 -7 7 £36,500 -2.66% 5
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 11 (68.75%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (50.00%) VB
4 8 (50.00%) HP
4 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
7 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
7 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (31.25%) Selenium
7 5 (31.25%) Ranorex
8 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (25.00%) QA
9 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
9 3 (18.75%) C++
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
9 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
10 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
10 2 (12.50%) User Stories
10 2 (12.50%) RSpec

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
1 5 (31.25%) Ranorex
2 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) RSpec
3 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Team Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Team Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) LINQ
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) V-Model
7 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Web Development
8 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) VB
3 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
4 3 (18.75%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) Scala
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago
Gateshead
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago