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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 34 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 5.13% 2.98% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 3.13% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 3
Average salary £33,000 £28,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% +9.80%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
216 160 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 92.31% 95.24% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 198 136 189
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £45,000 £50,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) ISEB
3 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) DSDM
4 7 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 7 (50.00%) Coaching
5 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Selenium
6 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 3 (21.43%) BDD
7 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) System Testing
7 3 (21.43%) TDD
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
8 2 (14.29%) HP
8 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 2 (14.29%) QA
9 1 (7.14%) Degree
9 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 1 (7.14%) C
9 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 1 (7.14%) Legal

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (50.00%) DSDM
3 7 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (50.00%) Coaching
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago