The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 61 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.30% 0.40% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Average salary £38,500 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +12.72%
Software 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
642 482 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 97.13% 95.83% 97.86%
Number of salaries quoted 439 405 459
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,420
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £72,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software 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 Software Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
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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 -8 2 £38,500 +71.11% 1
Software Tester
North East

Software Tester
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Firebug
2 3 (60.00%) Fiddler
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Firebug
2 3 (60.00%) Fiddler
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience, plus excellent benefi
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