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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 10.56% 2.87% 4.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 83.33% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 6
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
20 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 14.08% 3.45% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 10
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,250 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £29,400 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bolton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 21 (95.45%) Software Testing
2 15 (68.18%) ISEB
3 11 (50.00%) SQL
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Load Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) C++
6 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Scrum
6 6 (27.27%) Test Management
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.55%) .NET
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.55%) COM+
8 1 (4.55%) OO
8 1 (4.55%) OOD
8 1 (4.55%) MVC
8 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.55%) Dojo
8 1 (4.55%) WCF
8 1 (4.55%) jQuery

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Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.55%) NUnit
1 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
1 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.55%) Moq
1 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Test Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Software Test Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) QA Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Software Test Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Software Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) COM+
1 1 (4.55%) Dojo
1 1 (4.55%) WCF
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
1 1 (4.55%) NHibernate
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.55%) Castle Windsor
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Software Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
2 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Load Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Test Management
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) OOD
6 1 (4.55%) MVC
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) C#
3 6 (27.27%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) ISEB
2 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
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