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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 71 69 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.66% 1.14% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.18% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 17
Average salary £26,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
689 760 648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 95.30% 95.96% 94.19%
Number of salaries quoted 580 631 560
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 2015. 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 -4 10 £26,500 -24.28% 3
Durham - 2 £32,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 8 (34.78%) Selenium
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (21.74%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) JIRA
7 4 (17.39%) TDD
7 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
7 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle
8 3 (13.04%) SAP
8 3 (13.04%) Linux
8 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Web Development
8 3 (13.04%) Ruby
8 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Python
9 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
9 2 (8.70%) UNIX

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
1 2 (8.70%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Redis
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Redmine
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) IVR
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Web Development
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) TSYS
3 1 (4.35%) Cognizant
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Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 15 days ago
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