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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 53 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.54% 0.20% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 0.25% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 10
Average salary £36,500 £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.73% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £26,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £37,345 £26,500 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
488 405 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.96% 80.84% 72.36%
Number of salaries quoted 331 337 315
Average salary £36,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.41% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 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
(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
Gateshead - 6 £36,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 3 £37,000 +39.62% 5
Sunderland - 1 £20,000 - 1
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (72.22%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) .NET
4 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (44.44%) Automation Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) VB
5 8 (44.44%) HP
6 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Selenium
8 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 5 (27.78%) QA
8 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
8 5 (27.78%) Ranorex
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Ruby
10 3 (16.67%) TDD
10 3 (16.67%) Web Development
10 3 (16.67%) Games
10 3 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (16.67%) Python
10 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (16.67%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Ranorex
3 3 (16.67%) JUnit
3 3 (16.67%) RSpec
3 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Team Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (11.11%) Ajax
2 2 (11.11%) LINQ
2 2 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Physics
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Automation Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
8 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 3 (16.67%) User Stories
8 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Web Development
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (16.67%) TDD
8 3 (16.67%) Scrum
9 2 (11.11%) MVC
9 2 (11.11%) V-Model
9 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) VB
3 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
4 3 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) Scala
4 3 (16.67%) C++
4 3 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Washington Newcastle Sunderland
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £22.5k + bonus + VG Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago