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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 62 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.91% 1.06% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.42% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 14
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
599 422 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 81.61% 74.30% 78.58%
Number of salaries quoted 519 327 461
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £60,000 £52,500
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -5 13 £30,250 -6.92% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 March 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%) MVC
2 11 (64.71%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) jQuery
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
5 6 (35.29%) LINQ
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (29.41%) HTML5
6 5 (29.41%) Kanban
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 5 (29.41%) XML
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
8 3 (17.65%) OO
8 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (11.76%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.88%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate
4 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
1 11 (64.71%) jQuery
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (35.29%) LINQ
4 5 (29.41%) HTML5
4 5 (29.41%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (11.76%) Ajax
7 1 (5.88%) JSON
7 1 (5.88%) CSS
7 1 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
1 2 (11.76%) Physics
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
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
5 5 (29.41%) Kanban
5 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) OO
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) Web Design
8 2 (11.76%) OOP
8 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
9 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
9 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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