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

Software Testing
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 72 80
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.23% 1.26% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.48% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 7
Median salary £32,500 £41,750 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.15% +26.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £33,675 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £70,000 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,625 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -2.77%  

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 520 674 665
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 91.07% 85.10% 84.61%
Number of salaries quoted 456 599 549
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the North East over the 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +18 5 £32,500 -9.72% 4
Durham -7 2 £32,500 -53.57%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 12 (50.00%) QA
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle
5 7 (29.17%) XML
5 7 (29.17%) Automotive
5 7 (29.17%) System Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Selenium
6 6 (25.00%) CRM
6 6 (25.00%) .NET
6 6 (25.00%) C#
7 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Discoverer
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 5 (20.83%) Law
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (20.83%) SDLC
8 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) Java

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 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle HRMS
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Discoverer
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) Ranorex
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Xcode
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Automotive
2 5 (20.83%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) QA Manager
1 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) E-Business Specialist
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Specialist
3 4 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Senior QA Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) XML
2 6 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) WPF
3 2 (8.33%) XML Messaging
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) Ajax
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) iPad
1 2 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Android
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) System Testing
3 6 (25.00%) CRM
4 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Usability Testing
7 2 (8.33%) User Stories
7 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
Newcastle upon Tyne
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary plus benefits & b
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago