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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 58 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.76% 1.44% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.94% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 7
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +42.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £37,640 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
420 464 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 82.35% 74.00% 83.85%
Number of salaries quoted 339 319 368
Average salary £40,000 £37,025 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.03% -7.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 6 £34,101 -7.83% 2
Gateshead -17 2 £42,500 +14.71%
Sunderland -11 1 £34,500 +46.80%
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) ISEB
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development
6 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) Linux
7 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (14.29%) PHP
7 2 (14.29%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Redis
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Local Government
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (7.14%) XHTML
4 1 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) Regular Expression
4 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) WPF
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) W3C
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) CentOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Web Development
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 1 (7.14%) V-Model
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Google
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