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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 56 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.34% 1.38% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 1.42% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 4
Average salary £39,500 £26,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.47% -41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
792 635 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 97.42% 97.39% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 585 554 618
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 18 September 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 +5 19 £39,500 +50.47% 7
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 21 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 16 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
5 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) Selenium
7 6 (21.43%) Facilita Forecast
7 6 (21.43%) ISEB
8 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Test Management
8 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (10.71%) PHP
9 3 (10.71%) MySQL
9 3 (10.71%) CSS
9 3 (10.71%) Windows
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) jQuery
9 3 (10.71%) Firebug
9 3 (10.71%) Fiddler
10 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.14%) HTTP
10 2 (7.14%) VB
10 2 (7.14%) .NET
10 2 (7.14%) QA
10 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (3.57%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 16 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (28.57%) Selenium
4 6 (21.43%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (10.71%) Firebug
5 3 (10.71%) Fiddler
6 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) CSS
1 3 (10.71%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Test Management
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) ISEB
5 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) SAP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + pension + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience, plus excellent benefi
Posted: 20 days ago