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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 56 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.27% 0.28% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 0.37% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 14
Average salary £30,250 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.92% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
464 272 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 81.12% 75.77% 79.38%
Number of salaries quoted 414 213 406
Average salary £38,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 March 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 2 March 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 - 9 £38,000 - 1
Sunderland -2 4 £22,500 -30.76%
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 11 (78.57%) Web Development
2 9 (64.29%) MVC
2 9 (64.29%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
2 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) jQuery
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (35.71%) HTML5
6 5 (35.71%) Kanban
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (28.57%) LINQ
8 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
8 3 (21.43%) OO
9 2 (14.29%) Oracle
9 2 (14.29%) XML
9 2 (14.29%) Windows
9 2 (14.29%) Ajax
9 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) Web Design

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) HTML
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) jQuery
2 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 4 (28.57%) LINQ
6 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) Ajax
8 1 (7.14%) JSON
8 1 (7.14%) CSS
8 1 (7.14%) CSS3
8 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 2 (14.29%) Physics
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.14%) W3C
2 1 (7.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Web Development
2 9 (64.29%) MVC
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Kanban
5 3 (21.43%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Web Design
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
1 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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