Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Durham with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North East > Durham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 44 60
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 2.68% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 0.41% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 0
Durham median annual salary £30,000 - -
North East median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -17.81%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Durham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Durham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 311 241 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 92.56% 90.60% 90.69%
Number of salaries quoted 264 217 323
Durham median annual salary £38,531 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.09% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £27,550
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £58,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Durham

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Durham.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Durham

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Durham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Durham.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Durham

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Durham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Durham over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Durham

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Durham region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Physics
3 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Robot Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) JMeter
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
5 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Durham 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 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) Ranorex
1 2 (22.22%) Robot Framework
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Graduate
2 4 (44.44%) Graduate Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Graduate Software Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Software Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) REST
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Physics
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) ATDD
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com