Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Stockport during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 24 35
Rank change year-on-year -34 +11 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 37 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 1.83% 9.51% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 9.79% 7.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6 36 33
Stockport median annual salary £37,500 £43,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% +14.75%
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £40,625 £47,500 £47,500
Manchester median annual salary £42,250 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.67% - +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stockport. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Stockport
Permanent vacancies in Stockport with a recognized job title 428 378 421
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.94% 97.17% 98.83%
Number of salaries quoted 384 363 410
Stockport median annual salary £42,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £51,250
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stockport.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) SpecFlow
3 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (50.00%) API Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
5 3 (37.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (37.50%) Capita
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) SOAP
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
2 5 (62.50%) SpecFlow
3 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (37.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Ranorex
5 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Automotive
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) WSDL
3 2 (25.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (50.00%) API Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) ATDD
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (25.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Capita
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle