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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 61 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.60% 1.56% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.00% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 1
Average salary £33,500 £36,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.21% +37.73%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
424 499 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 84.63% 77.60% 82.16%
Number of salaries quoted 351 334 342
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 28 August 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 +6 5 £30,701 -17.02% 2
Gateshead -12 2 £42,500 +16.43%
Sunderland -9 1 £34,500 +72.50%
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 5 (38.46%) ISEB
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) PHP
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 3 (23.08%) Ruby
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 2 (15.38%) LINQ
7 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) JSON
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Redis
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) LINQ
3 1 (7.69%) XHTML
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.69%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) W3C
2 1 (7.69%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) API Testing
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PHP
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Google
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago