Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > North East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 84 101
Rank change year-on-year -18 +17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.32% 1.67% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.80% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 16
North East median annual salary £38,750 £29,750 £34,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.25% -14.70% +5.68%
10th Percentile £27,100 £21,250 £23,125
90th Percentile £50,000 £37,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -2.34%

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 1,459 1,057 1,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.99% 92.96% 87.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,198 914 1,149
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.06% -1.56%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,250 £55,700 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -25 18 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Durham +5 2 £30,500 +35.56% 1
Northumberland - 1 £42,500 - 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) QA
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 8 (38.10%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 7 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Test Management
7 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (28.57%) Ruby
7 6 (28.57%) ISEB
8 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
8 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (19.05%) SDLC
9 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
9 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
9 4 (19.05%) Scrum
9 4 (19.05%) Web Services
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) SOAP
10 3 (14.29%) C#
10 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
10 3 (14.29%) JMeter
10 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
10 3 (14.29%) TDD
10 3 (14.29%) MSTest
10 3 (14.29%) BDD

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 1 (4.76%) FTP
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
5 3 (14.29%) JMeter
5 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 3 (14.29%) MSTest
5 3 (14.29%) Ranorex
5 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
5 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.52%) Travis CI
6 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.76%) JIRA
7 1 (4.76%) QADirector
7 1 (4.76%) RIATest
General
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
1 2 (9.52%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Brand Awareness
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) QA Analyst
4 6 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (28.57%) Tester
5 5 (23.81%) Software Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (19.05%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
6 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
7 3 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (14.29%) Lead Tester
7 3 (14.29%) QA Leader
7 3 (14.29%) QA Tester
7 3 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
8 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
8 2 (9.52%) Developer
9 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
9 1 (4.76%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) React
4 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Online Gambling
2 1 (4.76%) Social Gaming
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Management
7 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Scrum
8 4 (19.05%) SDLC
9 3 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (14.29%) BDD
9 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
9 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
9 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
9 3 (14.29%) TDD
9 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Ruby
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Siebel