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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 62 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.18% 1.58% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.83% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 8
Average salary £52,500 £35,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.93% +17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
506 601 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.33% 86.35% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 441 521 359
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,433 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +1 7 £52,500 +59.09% 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 20 (74.07%) C#
2 19 (70.37%) JavaScript
2 19 (70.37%) .NET
3 18 (66.67%) HTML
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 15 (55.56%) SQL
5 14 (51.85%) CSS
5 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
6 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
6 12 (44.44%) Selenium
7 11 (40.74%) Firebug
7 11 (40.74%) Performance Testing
7 11 (40.74%) Security Testing
7 11 (40.74%) MVC
7 11 (40.74%) ISEB
8 10 (37.04%) N-Tier
8 10 (37.04%) Java
8 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
8 10 (37.04%) Test Management
8 10 (37.04%) Manual Testing
8 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (37.04%) Functional Testing
9 9 (33.33%) JIRA
9 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
10 8 (29.63%) Ajax
10 8 (29.63%) jQuery
10 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (25.93%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 11 (40.74%) Firebug
3 9 (33.33%) JIRA
4 7 (25.93%) Bugzilla
5 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.70%) MSTest
6 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.81%) Advertising
2 2 (7.41%) iGaming
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
1 13 (48.15%) Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Software Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Web Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 18 (66.67%) HTML
3 14 (51.85%) CSS
4 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (29.63%) Ajax
5 8 (29.63%) jQuery
6 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
6 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (14.81%) CSS3
6 4 (14.81%) Entity Framework
6 4 (14.81%) HTML5
6 4 (14.81%) LINQ
6 4 (14.81%) REST
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
7 3 (11.11%) WCF
7 3 (11.11%) WPF
7 3 (11.11%) XHTML
8 1 (3.70%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 11 (40.74%) MVC
3 11 (40.74%) Performance Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Security Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Functional Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Manual Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Test Management
5 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 5 (18.52%) Web Development
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) SOLID
7 3 (11.11%) Web Application Development
8 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (3.70%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (3.70%) Presales
9 1 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (3.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) C#
2 19 (70.37%) JavaScript
3 15 (55.56%) SQL
4 10 (37.04%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISEB
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
3 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
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