The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 64 56
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.39% 1.00% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.05% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 9
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £30,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.57% -  

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 280 474 406
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 97.56% 94.42% 93.76%
Number of salaries quoted 244 426 345
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,132 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) Ruby
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Scala
7 1 (10.00%) RSpec
7 1 (10.00%) SaaS
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (10.00%) User Stories
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (10.00%) 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) RSpec
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Microservices
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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