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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / North East
Rank 56 63 70
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.66% 2.32% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 2.59% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 11
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,125 £44,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 556 580 622
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.01% 89.64% 87.24%
Number of salaries quoted 508 493 533
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,215 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +12 17 £35,000 +3.70% 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 22 (64.71%) QA
2 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) Automotive
4 11 (32.35%) SQL
5 10 (29.41%) XML
5 10 (29.41%) Project Management
6 8 (23.53%) Oracle
6 8 (23.53%) Law
6 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (20.59%) Selenium
7 7 (20.59%) .NET
8 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Java
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle Discoverer
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (17.65%) CRM
8 6 (17.65%) Data Analysis
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle HRMS
8 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
8 6 (17.65%) System Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (14.71%) SDLC
9 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Client/Server

Software Testing
Top Related 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 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle HRMS
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle Discoverer
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.88%) Gatling
4 2 (5.88%) JMeter
4 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.88%) Xcode
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (41.18%) Automotive
2 8 (23.53%) Law
3 4 (11.76%) Brand Awareness
4 3 (8.82%) Games
5 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) QA Manager
2 11 (32.35%) Senior Manager
2 11 (32.35%) Senior QA Manager
3 6 (17.65%) E-Business Specialist
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle Specialist
3 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Developer
6 3 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.88%) SAP Manager
7 2 (5.88%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) XML
2 7 (20.59%) .NET
3 5 (14.71%) HTML
4 3 (8.82%) CSS
4 3 (8.82%) CSS3
4 3 (8.82%) HTML5
4 3 (8.82%) jQuery
5 2 (5.88%) Flash
5 2 (5.88%) JSON
5 2 (5.88%) SOAP
5 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 2 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.76%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (5.88%) iPad
3 2 (5.88%) iPhone
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Android
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Project Management
3 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (17.65%) CRM
4 6 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 6 (17.65%) System Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
5 5 (14.71%) SDLC
6 4 (11.76%) Automation Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
6 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 4 (11.76%) User Stories
6 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.82%) OO
7 3 (8.82%) OOD
7 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
3 5 (14.71%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.88%) ActionScript 3.0
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (64.71%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) IBM
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 14 days ago