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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 10.67% 2.87% 4.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.19% 83.33% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 6
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,500 £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
21 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 14.00% 3.45% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 8
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 £30,000 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £31,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 28 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bolton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (72.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (64.00%) SQL
3 15 (60.00%) ISEB
4 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
5 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 10 (40.00%) Load Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (36.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) Project Management
7 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
7 6 (24.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
8 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (20.00%) Mercurial
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (20.00%) Moq
8 5 (20.00%) WCF
8 5 (20.00%) jQuery
8 5 (20.00%) NHibernate
8 5 (20.00%) ReSharper
8 5 (20.00%) Dojo
8 5 (20.00%) OO
8 5 (20.00%) OOD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
2 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 5 (20.00%) Moq
2 5 (20.00%) ReSharper
2 5 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Test Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Software Test Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Software Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.00%) QA Manager
6 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
1 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (20.00%) WCF
1 5 (20.00%) jQuery
1 5 (20.00%) NHibernate
1 5 (20.00%) Dojo
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (20.00%) COM+
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 10 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 10 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 6 (24.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) OO
5 5 (20.00%) OOD
5 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (20.00%) MVC
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Test Management
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) ISEB
2 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Google
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
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