The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North East region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 64 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 10 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.39% 1.36% 4.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.40% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 31
Median salary £31,635 £30,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.45% -18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £29,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,018 £36,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
687 713 763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 95.55% 97.01% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 553 625 641
Median salary £37,500 £35,592 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.36% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region that featured Tester in the job title.

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
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -2 8 £31,635 +5.45% 12
Durham - 2 £27,250 - 1
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 11 (61.11%) QA
4 10 (55.56%) Selenium
5 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
6 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
6 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
6 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (38.89%) SDLC
7 5 (27.78%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 5 (27.78%) User Stories
7 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) Retail
7 5 (27.78%) ISEB
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) Manufacturing
7 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) TDD
8 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 4 (22.22%) JIRA
8 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (16.67%) BDD
9 3 (16.67%) Agile Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
9 3 (16.67%) Scrum

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (11.11%) Gatling
5 2 (11.11%) JMeter
6 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
6 1 (5.56%) JBehave
6 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.56%) QADirector
6 1 (5.56%) QARun
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
1 5 (27.78%) Manufacturing
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
3 7 (38.89%) SDLC
4 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 5 (27.78%) User Stories
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 3 (16.67%) BDD
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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