The median annual salary for a Tester was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 83 76
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.74% 0.62% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.65% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 12
Median salary £34,500 £32,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% +22.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £30,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £39,300 £34,500 £30,150
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

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

IT Job Roles
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 559 765 728
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 97.22% 95.03% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 494 695 623
Median salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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 +16 5 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Durham - 5 £34,500 - 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
3 14 (66.67%) Java
4 10 (47.62%) Test Strategy
5 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
6 8 (38.10%) QA
6 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Selenium
7 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 7 (33.33%) User Stories
8 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Web Services
8 6 (28.57%) BDD
9 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
9 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
9 5 (23.81%) Project Management
9 5 (23.81%) TDD
10 4 (19.05%) ERP
10 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
11 3 (14.29%) Ruby
11 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 3 (14.29%) C#
11 3 (14.29%) JUnit
11 3 (14.29%) Validation
11 3 (14.29%) OO
11 3 (14.29%) Service Design
12 2 (9.52%) Selenium IDE

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 7 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) RSpec
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Automotive
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
3 10 (47.62%) Test Strategy
4 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (33.33%) User Stories
6 6 (28.57%) BDD
6 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 5 (23.81%) TDD
8 4 (19.05%) ERP
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) OO
9 3 (14.29%) Service Design
9 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Validation
10 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Scala
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
Northumberland
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Darlington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago