Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 63 83
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 49 29 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.75% 2.86% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 3.45% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 49 26 13
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -0.72%
10th Percentile £30,650 £28,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £46,000 £41,875 £61,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -17.81%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,158 841 854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.60% 83.02% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,011 708 757
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £58,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Gateshead - 24 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 23 £42,000 +20.00% 6
Sunderland -5 2 £22,500 -47.06%
Software Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (81.63%) Test Automation
2 34 (69.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (61.22%) Test Scripting
4 25 (51.02%) Test Strategy
4 25 (51.02%) ISEB
5 23 (46.94%) SQL
6 22 (44.90%) Cucumber
6 22 (44.90%) Waterfall
6 22 (44.90%) Test Management
7 21 (42.86%) QA
7 21 (42.86%) Selenium
7 21 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (40.82%) C#
8 20 (40.82%) Ruby
9 19 (38.78%) Project Planning
10 18 (36.73%) ISEB Practitioner
11 16 (32.65%) .NET
12 15 (30.61%) ASP.NET
13 14 (28.57%) Oracle
13 14 (28.57%) MVC
13 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
13 14 (28.57%) Ajax
13 14 (28.57%) Oracle Database
13 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (28.57%) Entity Framework
14 13 (26.53%) Degree
15 10 (20.41%) Finance

Software Testing
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 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) GIS
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (44.90%) Cucumber
3 21 (42.86%) Selenium
4 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.12%) JIRA
6 2 (4.08%) JMeter
6 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.08%) Ranorex
6 2 (4.08%) Robot Framework
6 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Analyst
2 21 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 18 (36.73%) QA Analyst
3 18 (36.73%) QA Test Analyst
4 14 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 14 (28.57%) Developer
5 8 (16.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 8 (16.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (16.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (16.33%) C# Developer
5 8 (16.33%) C# Software Developer
5 8 (16.33%) Software Developer
6 6 (12.24%) .NET Technical Architect
6 6 (12.24%) Architect
6 6 (12.24%) Lead .NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Lead Architect
6 6 (12.24%) Technical Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) .NET
2 15 (30.61%) ASP.NET
3 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 14 (28.57%) Ajax
3 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (28.57%) Entity Framework
4 4 (8.16%) REST
4 4 (8.16%) SOAP
5 3 (6.12%) Web Services
6 2 (4.08%) WPF
7 1 (2.04%) CSS
7 1 (2.04%) HTML
7 1 (2.04%) MFC
7 1 (2.04%) WCF
7 1 (2.04%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.12%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
1 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (81.63%) Test Automation
2 30 (61.22%) Test Scripting
3 25 (51.02%) Test Strategy
4 22 (44.90%) Test Management
4 22 (44.90%) Waterfall
5 19 (38.78%) Project Planning
6 14 (28.57%) MVC
7 8 (16.33%) Service Design
8 6 (12.24%) SDLC
9 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.16%) BDD
10 4 (8.16%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Project Management
10 4 (8.16%) Scrum
10 4 (8.16%) TDD
11 3 (6.12%) Acceptance Criteria
11 3 (6.12%) Swim Lanes
11 3 (6.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.94%) SQL
2 20 (40.82%) C#
2 20 (40.82%) Ruby
3 6 (12.24%) C++
4 4 (8.16%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) ISEB
2 21 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (36.73%) ISEB Practitioner
4 13 (26.53%) Degree
5 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) HP