Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 73 107
Rank change year-on-year -27 +34 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 44 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.98% 3.21% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 3.55% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15 44 6
North East median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £27,570 £21,250 £32,375
90th Percentile £48,750 £46,000 £43,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1,333 1,240 1,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 93.41% 90.58% 85.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,073 1,074 1,084
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £59,625
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -43 13 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Durham +12 1 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6 (42.86%) SQL
1 6 (42.86%) Python
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
2 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
2 5 (35.71%) React
2 5 (35.71%) Vue.js
2 5 (35.71%) JSON
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) Automotive
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Subversion
5 2 (14.29%) Travis CI
5 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Travis CI
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.14%) QADirector
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Brand Awareness
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Siebel Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
1 5 (35.71%) JSON
1 5 (35.71%) React
1 5 (35.71%) Vue.js
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
5 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) MoSCoW
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Swim Lanes
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Python
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Siebel