Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 68 94
Rank change year-on-year -28 +26 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.33% 1.69% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.85% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 12
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £38,750 £32,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.23% -3.70% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £22,625
90th Percentile £50,000 £37,500 £38,000
North East median annual salary £37,500 £29,750 £34,875
% change year-on-year +26.05% -14.70% +5.68%

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 1,174 649 1,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 91.93% 91.15% 87.03%
Number of salaries quoted 978 563 865
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £23,925
90th Percentile £61,400 £56,000 £60,000
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,903
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.06% -1.55%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -25 17 £38,750 +31.36% 1
Software Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 11 (64.71%) QA
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) Test Management
5 5 (29.41%) Ruby
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) SOAP
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
7 3 (17.65%) JMeter
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
7 3 (17.65%) MSTest
7 3 (17.65%) BDD
7 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
7 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (17.65%) JMeter
4 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
4 3 (17.65%) MSTest
4 3 (17.65%) Ranorex
4 3 (17.65%) Robot Framework
4 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) Travis CI
5 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA
6 1 (5.88%) QADirector
General
1 2 (11.76%) Advertising
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Brand Awareness
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) QA Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Tester
4 5 (29.41%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Software Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (23.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) Software Tester
5 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
6 3 (17.65%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (17.65%) Lead Tester
6 3 (17.65%) QA Leader
6 3 (17.65%) QA Tester
6 3 (17.65%) Software QA Tester
6 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
7 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
8 1 (5.88%) Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Siebel Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Online Gambling
2 1 (5.88%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Ruby
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Siebel