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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 0.88% 3.17% 3.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.33% 23.53% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 6
Median salary £45,000 £38,250 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
12 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 10.62% 13.49% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 11
Median salary £50,000 £39,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.20% +39.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £22,200 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £49,100
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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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

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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

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Top 14 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) Java
1 9 (90.00%) SOAP
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (90.00%) WebDriver
1 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (90.00%) SoapUI
1 9 (90.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

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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 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
1 9 (90.00%) SoapUI
1 9 (90.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) SDLC
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft