The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 45 55 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.81% 1.93% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.99% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 9
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +13.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,750 £32,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

IT Job Roles
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 370 402 450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 95.61% 97.10% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 337 359 378
Median salary £35,000 £35,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.70% -11.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
3 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) Automation Testing
5 5 (35.71%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) Ruby
6 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) BDD
7 3 (21.43%) User Stories
7 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) XML
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
7 3 (21.43%) Automotive
8 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 2 (14.29%) Coaching
8 2 (14.29%) SDLC
8 2 (14.29%) Gatling
8 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (14.29%) Law
8 2 (14.29%) JMeter

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (7.14%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
4 2 (14.29%) Gatling
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
5 1 (7.14%) JBehave
5 1 (7.14%) JUnit
5 1 (7.14%) QADirector
5 1 (7.14%) QARun
5 1 (7.14%) RSpec
General
1 3 (21.43%) Automotive
2 2 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) User Stories
7 2 (14.29%) Coaching
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
7 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 2 (14.29%) V-Model
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago