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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 38 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.17% 0.69% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.71% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Average salary £32,000 £27,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.36% +7.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £27,500 £32,800
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
164 141 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 95.91% 97.24% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 147 125 248
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) ISEB
2 16 (88.89%) Regression Testing
3 14 (77.78%) Software Testing
4 12 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (44.44%) System Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (38.89%) Degree
6 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
6 7 (38.89%) QA
6 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (38.89%) C#
6 7 (38.89%) HTML
6 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
6 7 (38.89%) VB.NET
6 7 (38.89%) .NET
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
6 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (38.89%) Web Testing
7 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Legal
9 4 (22.22%) Selenium
9 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (22.22%) HP
9 4 (22.22%) Java

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (16.67%) TestPartner
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
1 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Regression Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) System Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Web Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
1 7 (38.89%) VB.NET
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (38.89%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) HNC
4 3 (16.67%) HND
5 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Compuware
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 23 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago