The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.40% 5.77% 4.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 69.23% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 4
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
QA
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.40% 8.33% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 6
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

QA
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bolton region.

QA Salary Trend in Bolton

QA
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) ISEB
4 4 (57.14%) TestDirector
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) Toad
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) CRUD
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) T-SQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) TestDirector
2 2 (28.57%) Toad
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) DBA
3 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
3 2 (28.57%) Development DBA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) CRUD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago