The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 66 72 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 6 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.92% 0.82% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 0.85% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 21
Average salary £26,500 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.75% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
741 705 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 95.00% 96.44% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 631 598 625
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Tester
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the North East region.

Tester Salary Trend in the North East

Tester
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in the North East

Tester
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 Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 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 -2 12 £26,500 -33.75% 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Degree
3 8 (24.24%) QA
3 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
3 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 8 (24.24%) ISEB
4 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.21%) Scrum
4 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Selenium
5 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
6 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 5 (15.15%) SAP
6 5 (15.15%) UNIX
6 5 (15.15%) LoadRunner
6 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
7 4 (12.12%) JIRA
7 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.12%) System Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (12.12%) Python
8 3 (9.09%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) ATM
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
1 2 (6.06%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.12%) JIRA
4 3 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.06%) Redmine
5 2 (6.06%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (6.06%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
6 1 (3.03%) JUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.03%) DTV
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) IVR
3 1 (3.03%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
3 7 (21.21%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
6 4 (12.12%) System Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) BDD
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.06%) Web Design
8 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.06%) Web Development
8 2 (6.06%) Test Management
8 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) C
5 2 (6.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 8 (24.24%) ISEB
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) SAP
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Cognizant
4 1 (3.03%) TSYS
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago