The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 62 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 6 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.96% 1.10% 3.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.13% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 21
Average salary £26,500 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.75% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
579 532 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 94.61% 97.61% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 491 472 534
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £34,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +7.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Tyne and Wear region.

Tester Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Tester
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 Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 12 £26,500 -33.75% 1
Gateshead - 6 £26,500 - 1
Tester
North East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Degree
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) ISEB
3 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) QA
5 6 (21.43%) Selenium
5 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
6 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
6 5 (17.86%) UNIX
7 4 (14.29%) Python
7 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 4 (14.29%) System Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) ATM
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (7.14%) Redmine
5 2 (7.14%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (7.14%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (3.57%) JUnit
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.57%) DTV
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) IVR
3 1 (3.57%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 4 (14.29%) System Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Image Processing
7 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.14%) Test Management
8 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 8 (28.57%) ISEB
3 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) IBM
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
3 1 (3.57%) TSYS
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday