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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 67 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.20% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £26,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
475 355 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 93.32% 98.61% 98.45%
Number of salaries quoted 408 292 440
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,457
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -3.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 January 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £26,500 - 2
Software Tester
North East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Firebug
2 1 (25.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Firebug
1 1 (25.00%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) LINQ
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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