The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 67 65
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.57% 1.61% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.67% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 9
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +13.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,000 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,750 £29,650
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

IT Job Roles
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 427 480 559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 95.53% 96.58% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 391 421 479
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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 +10 7 £37,500 +25.00% 5
Tester
North East

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Tester in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (46.67%) Selenium
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) QA
4 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) Ruby
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
7 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (20.00%) Automotive
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) User Stories
7 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Coaching
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance

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 (6.67%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (13.33%) Gatling
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) JMeter
5 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (6.67%) JBehave
5 1 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) QADirector
5 1 (6.67%) QARun
5 1 (6.67%) RSpec
General
1 3 (20.00%) Automotive
2 2 (13.33%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) SOA
7 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
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