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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 65 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 2 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.52% 0.35% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 0.36% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 21
Average salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
686 561 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 94.62% 97.23% 98.86%
Number of salaries quoted 574 440 589
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £21,709
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
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
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 4 March 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 4 March 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 -15 8 £26,500 -3.63% 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 19 (43.18%) LoadRunner
2 17 (38.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) ISTQB
4 13 (29.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Facilita Forecast
6 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.45%) Windows
7 9 (20.45%) Scrum
7 9 (20.45%) QA
8 8 (18.18%) Linux
8 8 (18.18%) ISEB
9 7 (15.91%) SAP
9 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
11 5 (11.36%) TDD
11 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
12 4 (9.09%) System Testing
12 4 (9.09%) UNIX
12 4 (9.09%) Python
12 4 (9.09%) SQL
13 3 (6.82%) Oracle
13 3 (6.82%) Java
13 3 (6.82%) CSS
13 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
13 3 (6.82%) Finance
13 3 (6.82%) Ruby
13 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) ATM
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SAP HANA
1 2 (4.55%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) LoadRunner
2 17 (38.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (22.73%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.82%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) Subversion
5 1 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) Firebug
5 1 (2.27%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.27%) LINQ
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.27%) DTV
1 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.27%) IVR
1 1 (2.27%) Online Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (20.45%) Scrum
4 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
5 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.36%) TDD
6 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.09%) System Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.82%) BDD
8 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (4.55%) Business Transformation
9 2 (4.55%) Web Development
9 2 (4.55%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.09%) Python
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) C++
4 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) ISTQB
2 13 (29.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (18.18%) ISEB
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) SAP
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.27%) TSYS
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IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago