Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 82 75
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.07% 1.01% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.07% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 16
Newcastle upon Tyne median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £22,750 £31,635 £20,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £36,250
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne with a recognized job title 699 935 806
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 93.97% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 601 785 687
Newcastle upon Tyne median annual salary £38,959 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.37% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £39,131 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.33% +4.00% +7.14%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Salary trend for Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
3 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
4 6 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Gherkin
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (33.33%) ISEB
5 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Big Data
5 5 (33.33%) GitHub
5 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Test Planning

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (13.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Big Data
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
5 1 (6.67%) Maven
5 1 (6.67%) QUnit
5 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (6.67%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 6 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (6.67%) Content Management
9 1 (6.67%) Data Management
9 1 (6.67%) MVC
9 1 (6.67%) Scrum
9 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.67%) OpenText
2 1 (6.67%) Pega