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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 64 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.67% 1.45% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.50% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 16
Average salary £26,500 £40,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.75% +48.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £41,500 £27,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
506 602 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 94.05% 97.25% 93.62%
Number of salaries quoted 437 466 401
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
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
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 3 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 -2 9 £26,500 -33.75% 4
Gateshead - 5 £26,500 - 1
Tester
North East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (47.62%) Degree
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 5 (23.81%) Web Testing
5 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
5 5 (23.81%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Visualisation
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) JIRA
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) Ruby
7 3 (14.29%) QA
7 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (9.52%) Redmine
8 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (9.52%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Management
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) ATM
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) Redis
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.52%) Redmine
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 2 (9.52%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
3 1 (4.76%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Web Testing
1 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
2 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Test Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Open Source
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.76%) BDD
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Ruby
3 2 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
1 10 (47.62%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Cognizant
3 1 (4.76%) TSYS
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £23,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £22,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 24 days ago