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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 75 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.86% 1.69% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.76% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 7
Median salary £32,500 £26,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.64% -33.75%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
765 738 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 94.44% 96.09% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 693 638 643
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 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 -5 6 £33,125 +25.00% 4
Durham +10 1 £30,000 -1.63%
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) QA
3 11 (73.33%) Selenium
4 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
6 6 (40.00%) Load Testing
6 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (33.33%) Scrum
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) Ruby
7 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 5 (33.33%) SaaS
7 5 (33.33%) V-Model
7 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 5 (33.33%) API Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
9 3 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) ISEB
9 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Coaching
10 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (13.33%) SDLC
10 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (13.33%) Finance

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Load Testing
4 5 (33.33%) API Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) V-Model
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Ruby
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago