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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 27 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 4.85% 4.93% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.97% 5.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 0
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
161 192 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 97.58% 94.58% 98.47%
Number of salaries quoted 156 173 185
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Stockport

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (88.46%) ISEB
2 17 (65.38%) QA
3 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (53.85%) Automated Testing
5 13 (50.00%) Manual Testing
6 12 (46.15%) DSDM
7 9 (34.62%) TDD
8 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 8 (30.77%) Selenium
9 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
9 7 (26.92%) HP UFT
9 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) HP
11 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
12 4 (15.38%) BDD
12 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
12 4 (15.38%) Coaching
13 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
13 3 (11.54%) Legal
13 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
14 2 (7.69%) Windows
14 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
14 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
14 2 (7.69%) Validation
14 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
14 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 2 (7.69%) System Testing
14 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
15 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Hudson
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Biotechnology
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 12 (46.15%) DSDM
5 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
6 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 4 (15.38%) Coaching
9 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
10 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (7.69%) Validation
10 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.69%) System Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
11 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
11 1 (3.85%) API Testing
11 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (88.46%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (65.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) DataFlux
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Trillium
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