Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 95 79
Rank change year-on-year +42 -16 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 38 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.94% 0.94% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 1.12% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 38 9 14
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -10.96%
10th Percentile £22,750 £31,850 £27,500
90th Percentile £46,000 £43,750 £43,750
North East median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +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 829 979 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.91% 83.53% 88.92%
Number of salaries quoted 728 808 755
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,063 £60,000 £57,500
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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Gateshead - 22 £40,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 12 £30,750 -12.14%
Sunderland -4 3 £22,500 -47.06%
Software Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 29 (76.32%) Test Automation
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (55.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (55.26%) Test Scripting
4 15 (39.47%) ISEB
5 14 (36.84%) C#
5 14 (36.84%) .NET
5 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 13 (34.21%) Oracle
6 13 (34.21%) MVC
6 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (34.21%) Ajax
6 13 (34.21%) .NET Framework
6 13 (34.21%) Degree
6 13 (34.21%) Entity Framework
6 13 (34.21%) Oracle Database
6 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 12 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (31.58%) Selenium
8 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
8 11 (28.95%) SQL
9 10 (26.32%) QA
10 8 (21.05%) Test Management
10 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
10 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
10 8 (21.05%) SDLC
10 8 (21.05%) Ruby
11 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
11 7 (18.42%) 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 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (31.58%) Selenium
3 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) Ranorex
5 2 (5.26%) JMeter
5 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.26%) Robot Framework
5 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) .NET Developer
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) .NET Software Developer
3 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 7 (18.42%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (18.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (18.42%) C# Developer
3 7 (18.42%) C# Software Developer
3 7 (18.42%) QA Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) QA Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Software Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Software Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Lead .NET Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Lead Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) .NET
1 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
2 13 (34.21%) .NET Framework
2 13 (34.21%) Ajax
2 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
2 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET Web API
2 13 (34.21%) Entity Framework
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
4 3 (7.89%) REST
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) MFC
5 1 (2.63%) WCF
5 1 (2.63%) XHTML
5 1 (2.63%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Virtual Team
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Test Automation
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (55.26%) Test Scripting
4 13 (34.21%) MVC
5 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
6 8 (21.05%) SDLC
6 8 (21.05%) Test Management
6 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 7 (18.42%) Project Planning
7 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Service Design
8 4 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Project Management
8 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.53%) Service Management
8 4 (10.53%) Supplier Management
8 4 (10.53%) Swim Lanes
8 4 (10.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) C#
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 8 (21.05%) Ruby
4 4 (10.53%) C++
5 3 (7.89%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 13 (34.21%) Degree
3 12 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) HP