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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 34 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 4.35% 3.07% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 3.91% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 8
Average salary £28,500 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £25,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £25,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
141 128 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 87.58% 78.53% 77.52%
Number of salaries quoted 131 118 189
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 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 17 (85.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (75.00%) Regression Testing
4 10 (50.00%) System Testing
5 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (45.00%) Windows
6 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (40.00%) C#
6 8 (40.00%) HTML
6 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
6 8 (40.00%) .NET
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (40.00%) Web Testing
6 8 (40.00%) Degree
6 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 4 (20.00%) Compuware
10 4 (20.00%) HNC
10 4 (20.00%) HND
10 4 (20.00%) TestPartner
11 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
11 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
11 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
11 3 (15.00%) V-Model
11 3 (15.00%) QA
11 3 (15.00%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
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%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Tester
2 14 (70.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) XML
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 15 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 10 (50.00%) System Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Web Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) V-Model
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 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 17 (85.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) 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
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 20 days ago