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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 34 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 1.74% 0.57% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.60% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £32,250 £25,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.00% +16.27%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
168 168 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 97.67% 96.00% 99.49%
Number of salaries quoted 129 150 159
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft