The table below looks at the statistics 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 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 31 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 5.56% 5.95% -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.75% 6.36% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 0
Average salary £30,000 £30,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Software Tester
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stockport 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
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
174 236 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 96.67% 93.65% 98.54%
Number of salaries quoted 158 179 198
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £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 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
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Stockport

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 14 (87.50%) ISEB
2 13 (81.25%) QA
3 9 (56.25%) Selenium
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
5 7 (43.75%) HP
6 6 (37.50%) DSDM
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Legal
9 2 (12.50%) BDD
9 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 1 (6.25%) SDLC
10 1 (6.25%) Hudson
10 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
10 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
10 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
10 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
10 1 (6.25%) System Testing
10 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
10 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
10 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Degree

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.25%) Hudson
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 6 (37.50%) DSDM
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (81.25%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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