The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 35 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 0.70% 0.56% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.58% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +74.41%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +14.81%
Software Tester
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Macclesfield region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Macclesfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
142 173 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 99.30% 97.74% 99.45%
Number of salaries quoted 102 155 148
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Macclesfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Macclesfield region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Macclesfield

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Macclesfield region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Macclesfield region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) OLTP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft