The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Stockport region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 35 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 5.00% 2.00% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 2.55% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 5
Average salary £31,500 £25,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.00% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £23,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £25,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
166 157 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 83.00% 78.50% 66.12%
Number of salaries quoted 149 150 146
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Manchester

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 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (90.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (50.00%) System Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
5 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (40.00%) C#
5 8 (40.00%) HTML
5 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 8 (40.00%) .NET
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (40.00%) Web Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Degree
5 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) TestPartner
8 4 (20.00%) Compuware
8 4 (20.00%) HNC
8 4 (20.00%) HND
9 3 (15.00%) Web Services
9 3 (15.00%) XML
9 3 (15.00%) FTP
9 3 (15.00%) V-Model
9 3 (15.00%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (20.00%) TestPartner
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Tester
2 15 (75.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
1 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) System Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) V-Model
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
1 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (90.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (20.00%) HNC
5 4 (20.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Compuware
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
Stockport, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 19 days ago