The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 70 49 65
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.68% 2.92% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 3.01% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 10
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -11.29%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
714 731 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 96.49% 96.95% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 606 625 666
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Tester
England

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -13 5 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) SaaS
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago