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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 28 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 9.78% 5.86% 3.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.78% 6.25% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 5
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,100 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,000 £34,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
184 208 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 100.00% 93.69% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 169 191 125
Average salary £41,500 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.69% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £20,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Stockport

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 38 (88.37%) QA
2 31 (72.09%) ISEB
3 29 (67.44%) Windows
4 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
5 25 (58.14%) MS Excel
6 24 (55.81%) Automated Testing
7 23 (53.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (53.49%) Windows Server
8 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
9 16 (37.21%) Selenium
10 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
10 15 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
10 15 (34.88%) Mac OS X
10 15 (34.88%) JIRA
10 15 (34.88%) VMware
10 15 (34.88%) Case Management
10 15 (34.88%) Defect Tracking
10 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (34.88%) Windows 10
11 14 (32.56%) BDD
12 13 (30.23%) ISTQB
12 13 (30.23%) TDD
12 13 (30.23%) Automation Testing
13 10 (23.26%) Manual Testing
14 8 (18.60%) Functional Testing
14 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
14 8 (18.60%) Product Management
14 8 (18.60%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (58.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Selenium
2 15 (34.88%) JIRA
3 7 (16.28%) Bugzilla
3 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (13.95%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) Web Services
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Windows Server
3 15 (34.88%) Mac OS X
3 15 (34.88%) Windows 10
4 6 (13.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Automated Testing
2 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) Case Management
3 15 (34.88%) Defect Tracking
3 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
4 14 (32.56%) BDD
5 13 (30.23%) Automation Testing
5 13 (30.23%) TDD
6 10 (23.26%) Manual Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Functional Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Product Management
7 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.60%) Test Management
8 7 (16.28%) DSDM
8 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (13.95%) QA Automation
10 4 (9.30%) System Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Compatibility Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (72.09%) ISEB
2 13 (30.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (88.37%) QA
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
1 15 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter
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Posted: 6 days ago
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