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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 77 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.18% 0.88% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.22% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 9
Average salary £37,750 £37,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.02% +34.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,420 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £37,050 £30,800
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
615 573 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 80.71% 72.17% 81.13%
Number of salaries quoted 515 435 453
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,100
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 6 July 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 6 July 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 8 £37,750 +2.02% 6
Durham - 1 - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
4 9 (42.86%) C#
4 9 (42.86%) HTML
4 9 (42.86%) .NET
4 9 (42.86%) MVC
4 9 (42.86%) Web Development
4 9 (42.86%) jQuery
5 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (28.57%) HTML5
7 6 (28.57%) Kanban
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
8 5 (23.81%) SDLC
9 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
9 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 3 (14.29%) OO
10 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 3 (14.29%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Redis
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Leader
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
1 9 (42.86%) jQuery
2 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
3 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (28.57%) HTML5
5 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
6 3 (14.29%) JSON
6 3 (14.29%) LINQ
6 3 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (9.52%) CSS
7 2 (9.52%) CSS3
7 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
8 1 (4.76%) SOAP
8 1 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) W3C
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Physics
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) CentOS
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) MVC
2 9 (42.86%) Web Development
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (28.57%) Kanban
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
6 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 2 (9.52%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 9 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) PHP
5 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) HP
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