The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Stockport region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 33 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 4.26% - 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.47% - 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Average salary £30,750 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
179 176 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 95.21% 98.32% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 166 167 228
Average salary £39,000 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.70% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
Manchester

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Stockport

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 15 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 15 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (50.00%) System Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (40.00%) Web Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 8 (40.00%) .NET
4 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (35.00%) QA
6 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (20.00%) Compuware
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) HNC
8 4 (20.00%) HND
8 4 (20.00%) TestPartner

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Stockport 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (20.00%) TestPartner
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (50.00%) System Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
1 8 (40.00%) C#
1 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 15 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) HNC
4 4 (20.00%) HND
5 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Compuware
1 4 (20.00%) HP