The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 40 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.09% 5.12% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 6.02% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 1
Average salary £36,750 £31,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Software Testing
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
173 216 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 94.54% 85.04% 85.78%
Number of salaries quoted 157 161 171
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £29,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Stockport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Stockport

Software Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Biotechnology
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Biotechnology
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification