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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 26 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.90% 7.02% 7.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 33.33% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 9
Median salary £21,500 £41,250 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-47.87% +25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
5 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 3.62% 21.05% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 18
Median salary £21,500 £31,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.64% -12.05%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (66.67%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) OOD
3 4 (66.67%) C
3 4 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) WinForms
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) WPF
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (66.67%) MVVM
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Gerrit
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Gerrit
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Junior
2 3 (50.00%) Junior Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Graduate
4 1 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Graduate Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) WinForms
1 4 (66.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) MVVM
3 4 (66.67%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (66.67%) OOD
3 4 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB