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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 43 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.93% 2.49% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 2.57% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 12
Average salary £37,000 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £25,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
593 467 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 97.37% 97.09% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 508 415 394
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £55,000
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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 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
(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 30 £37,000 +48.00% 4
Tester
North East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 33 (71.74%) LoadRunner
2 26 (56.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (47.83%) ISTQB
4 20 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (34.78%) Performance Testing
6 15 (32.61%) Facilita Forecast
7 12 (26.09%) ISEB
8 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.22%) Windows
10 7 (15.22%) Selenium
11 6 (13.04%) Scrum
11 6 (13.04%) QA
11 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.04%) Linux
12 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
12 5 (10.87%) Automation Testing
13 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
13 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
13 4 (8.70%) SAP
14 3 (6.52%) UNIX
14 3 (6.52%) Python
14 3 (6.52%) System Testing
14 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
14 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
14 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
15 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
15 2 (4.35%) Ruby
15 2 (4.35%) Finance
15 2 (4.35%) Automotive

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (71.74%) LoadRunner
2 26 (56.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (32.61%) Facilita Forecast
4 7 (15.22%) Selenium
5 1 (2.17%) Firebug
5 1 (2.17%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) LINQ
1 1 (2.17%) jQuery
1 1 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.17%) DTV
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Performance Testing
2 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.04%) Scrum
4 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.87%) Automation Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 3 (6.52%) System Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.17%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.17%) BDD
8 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.52%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) Ruby
3 2 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
4 1 (2.17%) C
4 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 20 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (26.09%) ISEB
4 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) SAP
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago