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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 44 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.31% 0.54% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.55% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Average salary £30,500 £27,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.90% +7.84%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
220 182 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 96.07% 97.85% 98.67%
Number of salaries quoted 192 168 220
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £52,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (77.78%) Regression Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (22.22%) DSDM
6 2 (22.22%) Legal
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) Coaching
7 1 (11.11%) System Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Regression Testing
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) DSDM
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
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