The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 49 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.42% 1.35% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.64% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 13
Average salary £37,000 £26,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.30% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £22,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,640 £27,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
463 427 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 72.80% 82.43% 73.04%
Number of salaries quoted 320 357 330
Average salary £37,050 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
North East

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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 - 5 £37,050 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 3 £37,000 +42.30% 2
Sunderland - 1 £23,500 -
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (71.43%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
5 6 (42.86%) Selenium
5 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) QA
6 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 5 (35.71%) HP
6 5 (35.71%) VB
6 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
6 5 (35.71%) Ranorex
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Ruby
8 3 (21.43%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
8 3 (21.43%) User Stories
8 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
8 3 (21.43%) Scala
8 3 (21.43%) RSpec
8 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
8 3 (21.43%) Open Source
8 3 (21.43%) Games

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Ranorex
3 3 (21.43%) JUnit
3 3 (21.43%) RSpec
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (14.29%) Ajax
2 2 (14.29%) LINQ
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) User Stories
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) MVC
7 2 (14.29%) Web Development
7 2 (14.29%) V-Model
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) VB
2 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) Scala
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP
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