Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £23,500 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 102 88
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.25% 0.17% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.18% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 8
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £23,500 £34,400 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.69% +52.89% -35.71%
10th Percentile £21,250 £30,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £28,750 £38,550 £33,750
North East median annual salary £23,500 £34,400 £22,500
% change year-on-year -31.69% +52.89% -35.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 932 1112 956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.18% 94.80% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 817 931 820
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £39,131 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.94% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,500 £57,500 £57,500
North East median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +5.63%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Tyne and Wear

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Tyne and Wear.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Tyne and Wear

Software Tester
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 10 £23,500 -31.69% 1
Sunderland - 2 £22,500 -
Software Tester
North East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
4 5 (41.67%) ISEB
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Marketing
6 3 (25.00%) Automotive
6 3 (25.00%) Games
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) PlayStation
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) C++
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (8.33%) QUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
1 3 (25.00%) Games
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (8.33%) Chai
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) PlayStation
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (16.67%) Physics
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) API Testing
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft