Period
to 20 November 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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 53 98
Rank change year-on-year -43 +45 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 35 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.13% 3.72% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 4.12% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 14 35 6
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,927 £24,150 £32,375
90th Percentile £48,750 £46,000 £43,750
North East median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +25.00%

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 1,091 849 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 94.62% 90.32% 84.52%
Number of salaries quoted 907 748 807
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,425 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 November 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 November 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 13 £45,000 +40.63% 6
Software Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) Python
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
1 6 (46.15%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) JSON
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
2 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
2 5 (38.46%) React
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) MATLAB
2 5 (38.46%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Vue.js
3 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) Automotive
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Subversion
5 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
5 2 (15.38%) Travis CI

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) Travis CI
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.69%) QADirector
3 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Brand Awareness
2 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Siebel Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
1 5 (38.46%) JSON
1 5 (38.46%) React
1 5 (38.46%) Vue.js
2 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
2 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
5 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Python
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) MATLAB
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Siebel