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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 55 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 26 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.42% 1.29% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% 1.33% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 18
Average salary £37,000 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £30,500 £45,450
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
718 602 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 94.47% 97.41% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 601 503 537
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £48,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 0 24 £37,000 +48.00% 2
Durham - 2 £38,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (66.00%) LoadRunner
2 26 (52.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (44.00%) ISTQB
4 20 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (34.00%) Performance Testing
6 15 (30.00%) Facilita Forecast
7 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (24.00%) ISEB
9 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (18.00%) QA
11 8 (16.00%) Windows
11 8 (16.00%) Scrum
12 7 (14.00%) Linux
12 7 (14.00%) Selenium
13 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
14 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
14 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
14 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
14 5 (10.00%) Automation Testing
15 4 (8.00%) Java
15 4 (8.00%) SAP
15 4 (8.00%) Python
15 4 (8.00%) TDD
15 4 (8.00%) System Testing
15 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
16 3 (6.00%) CSS
16 3 (6.00%) UNIX
16 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
16 3 (6.00%) Ruby
16 3 (6.00%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (66.00%) LoadRunner
2 26 (52.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (30.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 7 (14.00%) Selenium
5 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.00%) Firebug
6 1 (2.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.00%) JUnit
6 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) CSS
2 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) LINQ
3 1 (2.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.00%) DTV
1 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Performance Testing
2 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.00%) Scrum
4 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (8.00%) System Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.00%) TDD
6 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.00%) Image Processing
7 2 (4.00%) BDD
7 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (4.00%) Business Transformation
7 2 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) Python
3 3 (6.00%) Ruby
4 2 (4.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (24.00%) ISEB
4 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) SAP
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
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Betting Appointments
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