Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > North East
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 72 94
Rank change year-on-year -3 +22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 31 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.04% 2.33% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.75% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 53 26 23
North East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -17.81%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,625 £24,500
90th Percentile £46,000 £41,875 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 1,546 1,126 1,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.65% 84.60% 89.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 957 1,084
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,650 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +3 49 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Durham -5 3 £37,500 -
Northumberland - 1 £42,500 - 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (83.02%) Test Automation
2 36 (67.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (64.15%) Test Scripting
4 28 (52.83%) Test Strategy
5 26 (49.06%) ISEB
6 25 (47.17%) SQL
7 24 (45.28%) Test Management
7 24 (45.28%) Waterfall
7 24 (45.28%) Cucumber
7 24 (45.28%) Selenium
8 22 (41.51%) QA
8 22 (41.51%) Ruby
8 22 (41.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (37.74%) C#
10 19 (35.85%) Project Planning
11 18 (33.96%) ISEB Practitioner
12 16 (30.19%) .NET
13 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
14 14 (26.42%) Oracle
14 14 (26.42%) MVC
14 14 (26.42%) .NET Framework
14 14 (26.42%) Degree
14 14 (26.42%) Ajax
14 14 (26.42%) Oracle Database
14 14 (26.42%) Entity Framework
14 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 10 (18.87%) SDLC

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) GIS
Development Applications
1 36 (67.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (45.28%) Cucumber
2 24 (45.28%) Selenium
3 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.55%) JMeter
4 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.55%) Ranorex
4 4 (7.55%) Robot Framework
4 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.66%) JIRA
6 1 (1.89%) RIATest
6 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Analyst
2 23 (43.40%) Test Analyst
3 18 (33.96%) QA Analyst
3 18 (33.96%) QA Test Analyst
4 14 (26.42%) .NET Developer
4 14 (26.42%) Developer
5 8 (15.09%) .NET Software Developer
5 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 8 (15.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (15.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (15.09%) C# Developer
5 8 (15.09%) C# Software Developer
5 8 (15.09%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.32%) .NET Architect
6 6 (11.32%) .NET Technical Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Lead .NET Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Lead Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Technical Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) .NET
2 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
3 14 (26.42%) .NET Framework
3 14 (26.42%) Ajax
3 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (26.42%) Entity Framework
4 6 (11.32%) REST
4 6 (11.32%) SOAP
5 5 (9.43%) Web Services
6 2 (3.77%) HTML
6 2 (3.77%) WPF
7 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.89%) CSS
7 1 (1.89%) MFC
7 1 (1.89%) React
7 1 (1.89%) WCF
7 1 (1.89%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.66%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (83.02%) Test Automation
2 34 (64.15%) Test Scripting
3 28 (52.83%) Test Strategy
4 24 (45.28%) Test Management
4 24 (45.28%) Waterfall
5 19 (35.85%) Project Planning
6 14 (26.42%) MVC
7 10 (18.87%) SDLC
8 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
8 8 (15.09%) Service Design
9 7 (13.21%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (11.32%) BDD
10 6 (11.32%) Integration Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (11.32%) TDD
10 6 (11.32%) User Stories
11 5 (9.43%) ITIL
11 5 (9.43%) Scrum
11 5 (9.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) Ruby
3 20 (37.74%) C#
4 6 (11.32%) C++
5 4 (7.55%) Java
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (49.06%) ISEB
2 22 (41.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (33.96%) ISEB Practitioner
4 14 (26.42%) Degree
5 7 (13.21%) ISTQB
6 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (41.51%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com