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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 34 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 3.57% 0.57% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 0.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £40,000 £28,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.35% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
165 168 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 98.21% 96.55% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 156 144 153
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £41,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
1 9 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) JIRA
2 8 (88.89%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) FitNesse
2 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
2 8 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) RAD
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (88.89%) JIRA
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) FitNesse
1 8 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 9 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) RAD
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft