The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Tyne and Wear region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 52 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.71% 1.98% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.03% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 9
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £26,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £31,950 £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -

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
451 444 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 96.57% 97.58% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 409 391 457
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,232
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -0.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of job ads across the Tyne and Wear region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 7 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Sunderland - 1 £26,000 - 1
Tester
North East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Tyne and Wear region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) QA
2 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (43.75%) Selenium
4 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 6 (37.50%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) Ruby
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) User Stories
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
7 3 (18.75%) SAS
7 3 (18.75%) Automotive
8 2 (12.50%) Law
8 2 (12.50%) IBM
8 2 (12.50%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) Client/Server

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
5 2 (12.50%) Gatling
5 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (12.50%) JMeter
6 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
6 1 (6.25%) JBehave
6 1 (6.25%) JUnit
6 1 (6.25%) QADirector
6 1 (6.25%) QARun
6 1 (6.25%) RSpec
General
1 3 (18.75%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) User Stories
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) V-Model
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
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