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

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 28 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 7.22% 6.35% -
As % of the Job Titles category 7.47% 6.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 0
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
174 236 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 96.67% 93.65% 98.54%
Number of salaries quoted 158 179 198
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £60,000
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
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 June 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Stockport

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 24 (82.76%) ISEB
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (58.62%) Manual Testing
4 16 (55.17%) Automated Testing
5 15 (51.72%) DSDM
6 13 (44.83%) QA
7 11 (37.93%) Selenium
8 10 (34.48%) Functional Testing
8 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
9 9 (31.03%) TDD
9 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
9 9 (31.03%) Coaching
10 8 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
11 7 (24.14%) HP
11 7 (24.14%) Finance
12 6 (20.69%) SQL
13 4 (13.79%) Legal
13 4 (13.79%) System Testing
13 4 (13.79%) BDD
13 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
14 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
14 3 (10.34%) Validation
15 2 (6.90%) Scrum
15 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
15 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
15 2 (6.90%) Degree
16 1 (3.45%) DataFlux
16 1 (3.45%) Business Performance Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (3.45%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.45%) Hudson
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Biotechnology
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Manual Testing
3 16 (55.17%) Automated Testing
4 15 (51.72%) DSDM
5 10 (34.48%) Functional Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
6 9 (31.03%) TDD
6 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
6 9 (31.03%) Coaching
7 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.79%) System Testing
8 4 (13.79%) BDD
8 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Validation
10 2 (6.90%) Scrum
10 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.45%) Business Performance Management
11 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (82.76%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) DataFlux
2 1 (3.45%) Trillium
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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