Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > North East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 109 96
Rank change year-on-year +43 -13 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 43 8 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.19% 0.53% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 0.63% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 43 7 24
North East median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -17.81%
10th Percentile £21,550 £32,400 £24,500
90th Percentile £46,000 £46,750 £42,025
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +1.33%

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 1175 1269 1388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.10% 84.43% 88.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 1073 1190
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,475 £60,000 £57,500
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 November 2017.

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 November 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 +42 34 £36,250 -9.38%
Durham -10 9 £30,000 - 2
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (65.12%) Test Automation
3 22 (51.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (51.16%) Test Scripting
4 14 (32.56%) ISEB
5 13 (30.23%) C#
5 13 (30.23%) SQL
5 13 (30.23%) .NET
5 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET
5 13 (30.23%) Selenium
5 13 (30.23%) Test Strategy
5 13 (30.23%) SDLC
6 12 (27.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (27.91%) Entity Framework
6 12 (27.91%) Oracle Database
6 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (27.91%) Ajax
6 12 (27.91%) .NET Framework
6 12 (27.91%) Oracle
6 12 (27.91%) MVC
6 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 11 (25.58%) QA
8 10 (23.26%) Test Management
8 10 (23.26%) Degree
8 10 (23.26%) Ruby
8 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
8 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
9 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Microsoft

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 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) GIS
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (51.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (30.23%) Selenium
3 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.63%) Ranorex
5 4 (9.30%) JMeter
5 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.30%) Robot Framework
5 4 (9.30%) SoapUI
5 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (2.33%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) .NET Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) QA Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) .NET Architect
4 6 (13.95%) .NET Technical Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Architect
4 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (13.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (13.95%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.95%) C# Software Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Lead .NET Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Lead Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Lead Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Software Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Leader
4 6 (13.95%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) .NET
1 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET
2 12 (27.91%) .NET Framework
2 12 (27.91%) Ajax
2 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET Web API
2 12 (27.91%) Entity Framework
3 6 (13.95%) Web Services
4 5 (11.63%) REST
4 5 (11.63%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) MFC
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
5 1 (2.33%) XHTML
5 1 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (65.12%) Test Automation
3 22 (51.16%) Test Scripting
4 13 (30.23%) SDLC
4 13 (30.23%) Test Strategy
5 12 (27.91%) MVC
6 10 (23.26%) Test Management
6 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
7 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (16.28%) Project Planning
9 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Service Design
10 5 (11.63%) ITIL
10 5 (11.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Physics
10 5 (11.63%) User Stories
10 5 (11.63%) Validation
11 4 (9.30%) Swim Lanes
11 4 (9.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) C#
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) Ruby
3 6 (13.95%) C++
4 5 (11.63%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (23.26%) Degree
4 6 (13.95%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
5 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com