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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 25 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 3.03% 8.25% 4.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 8.63% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 11
Average salary £34,250 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,800 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,050 £37,100 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
131 197 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 99.24% 95.63% 98.12%
Number of salaries quoted 119 180 180
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Stockport

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 16 (76.19%) ISEB
1 16 (76.19%) QA
2 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 12 (57.14%) TDD
3 12 (57.14%) BDD
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
5 10 (47.62%) Manual Testing
6 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 9 (42.86%) JIRA
6 9 (42.86%) Selenium
7 8 (38.10%) Windows
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
8 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 6 (28.57%) VMware
9 6 (28.57%) Mac OS X
9 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 6 (28.57%) Case Management
10 5 (23.81%) Bugzilla
10 5 (23.81%) SQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (23.81%) Bugzilla
4 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.52%) Appium
5 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
1 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
2 6 (28.57%) Mac OS X
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 12 (57.14%) BDD
2 12 (57.14%) TDD
3 10 (47.62%) Manual Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Case Management
6 6 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (23.81%) DSDM
8 3 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) System Testing
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
9 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Product Management
9 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 2 (9.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) QA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter
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