The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 24 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 6.11% 3.59% -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.29% 3.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 0
Average salary £32,500 £30,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
175 158 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 97.22% 94.61% 98.25%
Number of salaries quoted 172 149 157
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Tester
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Tester Salary Trend in Stockport

Tester
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Stockport

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 22 (84.62%) ISEB
2 18 (69.23%) QA
3 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (46.15%) Automated Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Manual Testing
6 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 9 (34.62%) DSDM
7 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (26.92%) Selenium
9 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
10 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
10 5 (19.23%) Finance
10 5 (19.23%) BDD
11 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (15.38%) JIRA
11 4 (15.38%) HP
11 4 (15.38%) Test Management
11 4 (15.38%) Product Management
12 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
12 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
12 3 (11.54%) System Testing
13 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (7.69%) VMware

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) Hudson
4 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Automated Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Manual Testing
4 9 (34.62%) TDD
4 9 (34.62%) DSDM
5 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 5 (19.23%) BDD
6 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
7 4 (15.38%) Test Management
7 4 (15.38%) Product Management
8 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.54%) System Testing
9 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.69%) Validation
9 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.69%) Coaching
10 1 (3.85%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (69.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) DataFlux
4 1 (3.85%) Trillium
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