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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 34 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 3.98% 4.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.07% 4.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 0
Average salary £40,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
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
172 164 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 97.73% 96.47% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 163 140 150
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 £29,500 £25,000 £23,000
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 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (90.91%) ISEB
3 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
3 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
3 9 (81.82%) QA
4 8 (72.73%) Web Services
4 8 (72.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (72.73%) JIRA
4 8 (72.73%) Selenium
4 8 (72.73%) FitNesse
4 8 (72.73%) Cucumber
4 8 (72.73%) Finance
4 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 8 (72.73%) Degree
4 8 (72.73%) Windows
4 8 (72.73%) RAD
4 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) VBA
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (9.09%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
1 8 (72.73%) FitNesse
1 8 (72.73%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) RAD
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft