The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.61% - 10.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% - 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 15
Median salary £32,250 - £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 - £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,700 - £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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 20 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 5.23% 17.54% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 19
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +63.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

The demand trend of job ads across the Bolton region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Bolton

QA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft