The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stockport with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Manchester / Stockport
Rank 33 37 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 2.48% 0.64% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 0.68% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Median salary £36,000 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -29.41%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Stockport with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Stockport
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 147 147 174
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stockport 91.30% 94.23% 90.16%
Number of salaries quoted 141 134 163
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +23.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stockport citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Stockport

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Stockport

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Stockport region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
1 5 (55.56%) QA
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Test Management
1 5 (55.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) SDLC
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) CSS3
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
2 4 (44.44%) Marketing
2 4 (44.44%) Ajax
2 4 (44.44%) VB6
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) VB
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 4 (44.44%) CSS
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport 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:

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Software Developer
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) Ajax
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) CSS3
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) HTML5
1 4 (44.44%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
1 5 (55.56%) SDLC
1 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Test Management
1 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) VB
1 4 (44.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft