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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / North East
Rank 62 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.89% 1.33% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.36% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 8
Median salary £33,500 £30,000 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% +6.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £32,175 £36,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
608 590 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 95.90% 97.84% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 548 503 589
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
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 27 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 +9 8 £32,500 +8.33% 10
Durham - 4 £33,500 - 2
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) QA
3 11 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 8 (36.36%) Selenium
5 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
6 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 6 (27.27%) User Stories
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) Ruby
8 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 4 (18.18%) JIRA
8 4 (18.18%) BDD
8 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Project Management
9 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
9 3 (13.64%) Automotive
9 3 (13.64%) SAS
9 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (13.64%) XML
9 3 (13.64%) C#

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 (13.64%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Gatling
5 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.09%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) JBehave
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) QADirector
6 1 (4.55%) QARun
6 1 (4.55%) RSpec
6 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) XML
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) TDD
3 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
4 6 (27.27%) User Stories
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Ruby
4 3 (13.64%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
1 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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