The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 54 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.25% 0.94% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.14% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 7
Median salary £33,750 £35,250 £28,636
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +23.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,900 £26,582
10% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £44,500 £37,230
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Software Testing
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
463 440 494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 86.70% 82.55% 80.19%
Number of salaries quoted 404 342 425
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,232
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,299 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of job ads across the Tyne and Wear region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 8 £33,625 -4.60%
Gateshead - 3 £36,000 -
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
2 13 (56.52%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) QA
4 11 (47.83%) .NET
4 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
4 11 (47.83%) MVC
4 11 (47.83%) Ajax
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
5 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (39.13%) Entity Framework
6 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
7 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (34.78%) HTML
7 8 (34.78%) jQuery
8 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (30.43%) SDLC
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
9 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
9 6 (26.09%) CSS
9 6 (26.09%) Oracle
9 6 (26.09%) Web Services
9 6 (26.09%) Web Development
9 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (21.74%) Selenium
10 5 (21.74%) SOLID

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) DataStage
3 2 (8.70%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Advertising
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
4 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 6 (26.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (26.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
5 6 (26.09%) Software Developer
6 5 (21.74%) Tester
7 4 (17.39%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (17.39%) Automation Tester
7 4 (17.39%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
8 2 (8.70%) Database Manager
8 2 (8.70%) QA Manager
8 2 (8.70%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
1 11 (47.83%) Ajax
1 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
2 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
3 9 (39.13%) Entity Framework
4 8 (34.78%) HTML
4 8 (34.78%) jQuery
5 6 (26.09%) CSS
5 6 (26.09%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) REST
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (17.39%) CSS3
7 4 (17.39%) HTML5
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
8 2 (8.70%) LINQ
8 2 (8.70%) SOAP
8 2 (8.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) MVC
4 7 (30.43%) SDLC
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Web Development
6 5 (21.74%) SOLID
7 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Service Design
7 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Coaching
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
9 2 (8.70%) BDD
9 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (8.70%) Data Management
9 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Cognizant
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (8.70%) Informatica
4 1 (4.35%) Xamarin