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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 58 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.12% 0.99% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.21% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 11
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
512 412 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 81.79% 81.75% 75.35%
Number of salaries quoted 366 359 315
Average salary £37,250 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.48% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
(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 3 £37,000 -1.33% 4
Gateshead - 3 £36,500 - 1
Sunderland - 1 £20,000 -
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (68.75%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (50.00%) VB
4 8 (50.00%) HP
4 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
7 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
7 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (31.25%) Selenium
7 5 (31.25%) Ranorex
8 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (25.00%) QA
9 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
9 3 (18.75%) C++
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
9 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
10 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
10 2 (12.50%) User Stories
10 2 (12.50%) RSpec

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
1 5 (31.25%) Ranorex
2 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (12.50%) RSpec
3 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Team Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Team Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) LINQ
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 2 (12.50%) V-Model
7 2 (12.50%) Web Development
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
8 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) VB
3 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
4 3 (18.75%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) Scala
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago
Gateshead
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago