Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
England > North East
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 101 101
Rank change year-on-year +22 0 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.84% 1.08% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.14% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 22
North East median annual salary £34,000 £32,068 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.03% +6.89% -20.00%
10th Percentile £22,750 £30,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £34,875
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North East
Permanent vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1102 1399 1478
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 94.65% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1225 1266
North East median annual salary £38,250 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.65% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,600 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,310 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the North East

Tester
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the North East.

Salary trend for Tester in the North East

Tester
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the North East over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in the North East

Tester
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 Tester within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 +30 17 £35,000 +1.82% 2
Durham -11 4 £33,500 +11.67% 1
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 10 (47.62%) Selenium
4 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 9 (42.86%) BDD
5 8 (38.10%) Gherkin
5 8 (38.10%) Java
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) QA
6 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 6 (28.57%) TDD
7 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 5 (23.81%) ISEB
8 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
8 5 (23.81%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Big Data
8 5 (23.81%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (23.81%) SDLC
8 5 (23.81%) GitHub
9 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
9 4 (19.05%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (19.05%) Windows

Tester Skill Set
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 2 (9.52%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) GitHub
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Big Data
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.76%) JUnit
6 1 (4.76%) Maven
6 1 (4.76%) QUnit
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (4.76%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) BDD
4 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
6 5 (23.81%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (23.81%) Black-Box Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
6 5 (23.81%) SDLC
6 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 3 (14.29%) User Stories
9 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.76%) OpenText
2 1 (4.76%) Pega