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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 39 54 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.79% 2.87% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 3.19% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 10
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -4.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,125 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 383 439 496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.30% 90.14% 87.48%
Number of salaries quoted 353 385 432
Median salary £37,062 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.34% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,158
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £57,650
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 23 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 17 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 20 (62.50%) QA
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (43.75%) Automotive
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) XML
6 8 (25.00%) Project Management
6 8 (25.00%) Oracle
6 8 (25.00%) Law
6 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (21.88%) Selenium
7 7 (21.88%) .NET
8 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
8 6 (18.75%) Java
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (18.75%) CRM
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle Discoverer
8 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle HRMS
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (18.75%) System Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (15.63%) SDLC
9 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
9 5 (15.63%) C#
9 5 (15.63%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related 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 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle HRMS
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Discoverer
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.25%) Gatling
4 2 (6.25%) JMeter
4 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.25%) Xcode
5 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (43.75%) Automotive
2 8 (25.00%) Law
3 4 (12.50%) Brand Awareness
4 3 (9.38%) Games
5 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) QA Manager
2 11 (34.38%) Senior Manager
2 11 (34.38%) Senior QA Manager
3 6 (18.75%) E-Business Specialist
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle Specialist
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Developer
6 3 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Quality Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) XML
2 7 (21.88%) .NET
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
4 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) CSS3
4 3 (9.38%) HTML5
4 3 (9.38%) jQuery
5 2 (6.25%) Flash
5 2 (6.25%) JSON
5 2 (6.25%) SOAP
5 2 (6.25%) Web Services
5 2 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.50%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (6.25%) iPad
3 2 (6.25%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Android
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Project Management
2 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (18.75%) CRM
3 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) System Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
4 5 (15.63%) SDLC
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 4 (12.50%) User Stories
5 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.38%) OO
6 3 (9.38%) OOD
7 2 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 5 (15.63%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) ActionScript
5 2 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
5 2 (6.25%) Ruby
5 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 13 days ago