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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 59 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.20% 1.58% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.67% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 2
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,650 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £40,250 £34,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
569 657 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 97.43% 94.26% 98.20%
Number of salaries quoted 487 555 435
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,800 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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
(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 +3 7 £30,000 - 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (87.50%) QA
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) V-Model
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) ISEB
5 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (18.75%) Python
6 3 (18.75%) Data Management
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Ruby
7 2 (12.50%) SaaS
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) CSS
7 2 (12.50%) Unix
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) Java

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) V-Model
4 3 (18.75%) Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) API Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (87.50%) QA
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago