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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 69 79 56
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 9 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.41% 1.17% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.21% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 19
Median salary £31,635 £30,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.72% -22.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £21,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
675 745 821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 95.07% 96.75% 98.56%
Number of salaries quoted 590 635 608
Median salary £37,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 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 -4 6 £35,000 +12.00% 11
Durham +14 4 £30,000 -1.63% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 9 (60.00%) QA
3 9 (60.00%) Java
4 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
5 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Retail
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 5 (33.33%) ISEB
6 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (20.00%) User Stories
9 2 (13.33%) API Testing
9 2 (13.33%) V-Model
9 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 2 (13.33%) SaaS
9 2 (13.33%) SQL

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 1 (6.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) API Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
8 1 (6.67%) BDD
8 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (6.67%) Scrum
8 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Ruby
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
Newcastle
Department for Work and Pensions
Salary: Up to £31,635
Posted: 11 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Salary: From £25,700 to £44,600 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: c
Posted: 22 days ago
Hartlepool, Yorkshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lamesley, Tyne And Wear
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lynemouth, Northumberland
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 hours ago
Jarrow, Tyne And Wear
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cramlington, Northumberland
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 hours ago
Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 hours ago
Alnwick, Northumberland
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 hours ago
South Shields, Tyne And Wear
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne And Wear
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago