The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 55 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.81% 1.79% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.89% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 4
Average salary £37,250 £27,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.96% -48.57%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
792 635 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 95.77% 94.92% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 582 545 672
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +6 15 £37,250 +37.96% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 16 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 11 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
3 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
4 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) Selenium
6 5 (22.73%) ISEB
6 5 (22.73%) Facilita Forecast
7 4 (18.18%) Test Management
7 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
8 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.64%) PHP
8 3 (13.64%) MySQL
8 3 (13.64%) CSS
8 3 (13.64%) jQuery
8 3 (13.64%) Firebug
8 3 (13.64%) Fiddler
9 2 (9.09%) VB
9 2 (9.09%) .NET
9 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
10 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
10 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 11 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (22.73%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) Firebug
4 3 (13.64%) Fiddler
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
1 3 (13.64%) jQuery
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.64%) PHP
2 2 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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