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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 76 62 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.63% 1.43% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.77% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 20
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £44,600 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
649 509 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 82.15% 80.92% 74.96%
Number of salaries quoted 536 431 424
Average salary £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,730 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -16 3 £25,000 -31.03%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) VB
4 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) LINQ
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Graduate
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) LINQ
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (16.67%) Physics
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Web Design
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) SAP