Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £23,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

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

Software Tester
England > North East
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 116 112
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.52% 0.067% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.071% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 10
North East median annual salary £23,500 £32,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.69% +30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £22,000 £31,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £36,750 £33,750 £33,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Permanent vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1107 1407 1479
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 94.68% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 947 1236 1266
North East median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,200 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in the North East

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the North East.

Salary trend for Software Tester in the North East

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in the North East over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in the North East

Software Tester
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the North East region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +32 6 £23,500 -27.69% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, Software 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 North East region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (16.67%) QUnit
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (16.67%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Physics
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft