The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bolton region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 7.10% 3.59% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.75% 85.71% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 3
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 10.32% 4.19% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 8
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £28,750 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Manchester

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 13 (61.90%) ISEB
2 13 (61.90%) Software Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
4 9 (42.86%) Load Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (28.57%) BDD
6 6 (28.57%) TeamCity
6 6 (28.57%) Project Management
6 6 (28.57%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
7 5 (23.81%) .NET
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 5 (23.81%) COM+
7 5 (23.81%) OO
7 5 (23.81%) OOD
7 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
7 5 (23.81%) MVC
7 5 (23.81%) TDD
7 5 (23.81%) Pair Programming
7 5 (23.81%) NUnit
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (23.81%) Moq
7 5 (23.81%) Castle Windsor
7 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (23.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) TeamCity
2 5 (23.81%) Mercurial
2 5 (23.81%) NUnit
2 5 (23.81%) ReSharper
2 5 (23.81%) Moq
2 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
2 5 (23.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (9.52%) TestDirector
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Test Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Software Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) NHibernate
1 5 (23.81%) Dojo
1 5 (23.81%) WCF
1 5 (23.81%) jQuery
1 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (23.81%) Castle Windsor
1 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
1 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
1 5 (23.81%) COM+
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Software Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 9 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Project Management
6 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) MVC
6 5 (23.81%) OO
6 5 (23.81%) OOD
6 5 (23.81%) TDD
6 5 (23.81%) Pair Programming
7 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
7 2 (9.52%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Google
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