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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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > North East
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 50 85 55
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 60 20 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 4.29% 1.68% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 1.78% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 18
10th Percentile £25,250 £35,000 £27,350
25th Percentile £31,750 £36,625 £31,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% +3.03% +17.86%
75th Percentile £60,625 £47,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £48,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%

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 1,295 1,122 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 92.70% 94.29% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 936 824 586
10th Percentile £28,875 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,938 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +1.23%
75th Percentile £63,750 £56,500 £52,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £65,000 £61,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in the North East over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Tyne and Wear +34 49 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Durham +2 10 £29,500 -17.48% 9
Northumberland - 1 £40,000 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 39 (65.00%) AWS
2 36 (60.00%) QA
3 32 (53.33%) JMeter
3 32 (53.33%) Zephyr
4 31 (51.67%) Microsoft
5 30 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 28 (46.67%) Project Delivery
7 27 (45.00%) Rational Quality Manager
7 27 (45.00%) HP ALM
7 27 (45.00%) Defect Management
7 27 (45.00%) Virtual Team
7 27 (45.00%) Test Management
7 27 (45.00%) Google
7 27 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
7 27 (45.00%) Test Strategy
7 27 (45.00%) IBM
7 27 (45.00%) HP
8 25 (41.67%) Test Automation
9 17 (28.33%) Agile
10 12 (20.00%) Linux
10 12 (20.00%) Fintech
10 12 (20.00%) SDET
11 11 (18.33%) Social Skills
11 11 (18.33%) Finance
11 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.67%) Selenium
12 10 (16.67%) Scrum
13 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
13 9 (15.00%) .NET
13 9 (15.00%) Degree

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 3 (5.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 39 (65.00%) AWS
2 9 (15.00%) Azure
3 8 (13.33%) GitHub
4 5 (8.33%) AWS IoT
4 5 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (8.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 5 (8.33%) Serverless
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Bluetooth
1 5 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (8.33%) Wireless
1 5 (8.33%) ZigBee
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (53.33%) JMeter
1 32 (53.33%) Zephyr
2 27 (45.00%) Rational Quality Manager
3 10 (16.67%) Selenium
4 8 (13.33%) JIRA
5 6 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (8.33%) GitLab
6 5 (8.33%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.67%) Postman
7 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.00%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (5.00%) Mercurial
8 3 (5.00%) TestNG
9 2 (3.33%) Gatling
9 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.67%) NeoLoad
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
1 11 (18.33%) Social Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Electronics
2 5 (8.33%) Law
2 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Social Housing
4 1 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) QA Leader
2 6 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Developer
3 5 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Graduate
5 3 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Graduate Software Developer
5 3 (5.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Tester
6 2 (3.33%) Developer in Test
6 2 (3.33%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) Qt
2 5 (8.33%) SwiftUI
3 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.00%) Kafka
5 1 (1.67%) REST
5 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (45.00%) Virtual Team
2 6 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (8.33%) ARM Cortex
3 5 (8.33%) IoT
3 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.33%) RISC-V
4 3 (5.00%) Blockchain
5 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Android
2 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 5 (8.33%) FreeRTOS
3 4 (6.67%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 28 (46.67%) Project Delivery
3 27 (45.00%) Defect Management
3 27 (45.00%) Test Management
3 27 (45.00%) Test Strategy
4 25 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 17 (28.33%) Agile
6 12 (20.00%) Fintech
6 12 (20.00%) SDET
7 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.67%) Scrum
9 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
9 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (13.33%) DevOps
11 7 (11.67%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (11.67%) Open Source
11 7 (11.67%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Data Analysis
12 6 (10.00%) Data Security
12 6 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) Java
2 7 (11.67%) C#
3 6 (10.00%) Python
4 5 (8.33%) Apple Swift
4 5 (8.33%) C
4 5 (8.33%) Go
4 5 (8.33%) Kotlin
4 5 (8.33%) Lua
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.67%) SQL
5 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) AWS Certification
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.67%) Azure Certification
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.33%) ISEB
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Embedded Firmware
1 5 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (45.00%) HP ALM
1 27 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (51.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (45.00%) Google
2 27 (45.00%) HP
2 27 (45.00%) IBM
3 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.00%) FIS
3 3 (5.00%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle