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

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.00% 3.20% 6.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 20.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 10
Median salary £30,500 £38,250 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.26% +36.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £39,000 £35,000
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
15 20 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 10.00% 16.00% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 14
Median salary £47,500 £39,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +39.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £22,200 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £35,000 £48,700
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Bolton

QA
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 25 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) SOAP
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) iPad
3 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Finance

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 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 6 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Automation Test Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft