The median annual salary for a Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Stockport during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Tester
Manchester / Stockport
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 14 32
Rank change year-on-year -28 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 1.13% 12.77% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 13.04% 6.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 11
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £45,000 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Stockport. 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
Stockport
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 260 138 182
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stockport 98.11% 97.87% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 235 126 172
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Stockport

Tester
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Salary trend for Tester in Stockport

Tester
Salary Histogram in Stockport

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Stockport over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Stockport

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Stockport region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) ATDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSD

Tester Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) WSDL
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) ATDD
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
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