The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 71 74 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.92% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £30,000 £23,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £37,250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -9.39%
QA Tester
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
525 588 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 96.51% 95.61% 99.28%
Number of salaries quoted 465 492 494
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Tyne and Wear region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

QA Tester
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 5 £30,000 +27.65%
QA Tester
North East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited QA 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 QA Tester in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Load Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Ruby
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) API Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) V-Model
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (50.00%) SaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited QA 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 QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
1 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Load Testing
3 5 (50.00%) API Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA