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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Manchester / Stockport
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 26 39
Rank change year-on-year -21 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 0.75% 4.67% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 4.90% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Median salary £35,000 £27,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -25.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £26,250 £32,925
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £28,750 £39,975
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - -2.77%  

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 252 143 165
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stockport 94.03% 95.33% 90.66%
Number of salaries quoted 913 593 691
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,750 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stockport.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) VB6
2 4 (66.67%) Ajax
2 4 (66.67%) VB
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSD
3 2 (33.33%) WSDL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
3 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Software Developer
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
1 4 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
1 4 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 4 (66.67%) C# Software Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Ajax
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) WSDL
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) ATDD
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (33.33%) Test Management
1 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
1 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) VB
1 4 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
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