The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in Altrincham during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
Manchester / Altrincham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 17 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Altrincham 1.23% 5.26% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 5.26% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 2
Median salary £24,000 £33,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Altrincham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Altrincham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80 76 61
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Altrincham 98.77% 100.00% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 69 69 55
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £17,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Altrincham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Altrincham that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Altrincham

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Altrincham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Altrincham.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Altrincham

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Altrincham region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) .NET

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development