The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank - 12 35
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield - 17.91% 4.03%
As % of the Job Titles category - 18.75% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 6
Average salary - £28,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +32.55%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
149 64 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 95.51% 95.52% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 126 52 134
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

Tester
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

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

Tester Salary Trend in Macclesfield

Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Macclesfield region that cited 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 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%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
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%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
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

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Macclesfield region that cited 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 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