Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > North East
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 78 89
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 30 27 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.73% 2.18% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.41% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 22
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £30,875 £28,350 £24,125
90th Percentile £46,625 £39,150 £74,125
England median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.67% -1.32%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,578 1,120 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.06% 90.32% 88.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,330 1,005 1,014
North East median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £23,125 £22,500 £23,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,800 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the North East

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the North East

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the North East over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the North East

Software Testing
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 Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. 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 -17 28 £42,000 +20.00% 7
Durham -1 1 £23,500 -32.86% 1
Northumberland - 1 £42,500 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 26 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (70.00%) Test Scripting
4 20 (66.67%) QA
5 19 (63.33%) ISEB
5 19 (63.33%) Test Management
5 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
6 18 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (60.00%) Selenium
7 17 (56.67%) Ruby
7 17 (56.67%) Test Strategy
8 16 (53.33%) Waterfall
8 16 (53.33%) SQL
9 14 (46.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 14 (46.67%) Project Planning
9 14 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
11 7 (23.33%) C#
12 5 (16.67%) SOAP
12 5 (16.67%) TDD
12 5 (16.67%) Scrum
12 5 (16.67%) BDD
12 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
13 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
13 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
13 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
14 3 (10.00%) JMeter
14 3 (10.00%) Finance

Software Testing
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
2 18 (60.00%) Selenium
2 18 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.00%) JMeter
4 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (10.00%) MSTest
4 3 (10.00%) Ranorex
4 3 (10.00%) Robot Framework
4 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) RIATest
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Analyst
2 22 (73.33%) Test Analyst
3 19 (63.33%) QA Analyst
4 17 (56.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Tester
6 5 (16.67%) Software Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Lead Tester
7 3 (10.00%) QA Leader
7 3 (10.00%) QA Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
8 2 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) WPF
4 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Online Gambling
2 1 (3.33%) Social Gaming
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (70.00%) Test Scripting
4 19 (63.33%) Test Management
5 17 (56.67%) Test Strategy
6 16 (53.33%) Waterfall
7 14 (46.67%) Project Planning
8 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (16.67%) BDD
9 5 (16.67%) Scrum
9 5 (16.67%) TDD
10 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
11 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
11 3 (10.00%) OO
11 3 (10.00%) SDLC
11 3 (10.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Ruby
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) ISEB
2 14 (46.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 14 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle