The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 76 71
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.16% 0.15% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 7
Median salary £27,500 £31,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.69% +18.86%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 610 626 701
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.76% 96.60% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 558 532 597
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +9 1 £27,500 -12.69% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3 (60.00%) Automotive
2 2 (40.00%) Law
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (40.00%) Gatling
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Gatling
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Automotive
2 2 (40.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Coaching
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
1 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) User Stories
1 2 (40.00%) V-Model
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
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