Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 78 79
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.24% 1.59% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.66% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 18
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £33,000 £31,635 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.31% +5.45% -18.92%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £25,850
90th Percentile £45,000 £42,375 £34,650
North East median annual salary £27,500 £31,635 £30,000
% change year-on-year -13.07% +5.45% -18.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 1,265 966 923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.83% 95.74% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,106 818 814
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,050 £58,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £36,018
% change year-on-year +12.68% -1.44% -3.95%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Tester in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Tyne and Wear

Tester
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 Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 22 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 14 £38,500 +21.70%
Sunderland -5 2 £22,500 -13.46%
Tester
North East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Tester in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) ISEB
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Marketing
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Automotive

Tester Skill Set
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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Maven
5 1 (6.25%) Protractor
5 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 3 (18.75%) Automotive
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Games
1 3 (18.75%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PlayStation
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) Black-Box Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Management
7 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.25%) OpenText
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Pega