The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 8.40% 4.79% 4.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.00% 77.78% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 5
Average salary £33,000 £24,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
20 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 15.27% 6.16% 10.92%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 13
Average salary £37,500 £24,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% -46.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £22,350 £16,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bolton

QA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (96.15%) Software Testing
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) ISEB
4 15 (57.69%) SQL
4 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
5 14 (53.85%) Load Testing
5 14 (53.85%) Unit Testing
5 14 (53.85%) Automated Testing
5 14 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
6 10 (38.46%) C#
7 9 (34.62%) C++
7 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Scrum
7 9 (34.62%) Test Management
7 9 (34.62%) Agile Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Automation Testing
8 7 (26.92%) VMware
8 7 (26.92%) TestDirector
8 7 (26.92%) Oracle
9 2 (7.69%) Project Management
10 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
10 1 (3.85%) CRUD
10 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Selenium
10 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
10 1 (3.85%) T-SQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Test Engineer
2 14 (53.85%) Software Test Engineer
2 14 (53.85%) Software Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) QA Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Software Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Software Testing
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
4 14 (53.85%) Unit Testing
4 14 (53.85%) Automated Testing
4 14 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (53.85%) Load Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Scrum
5 9 (34.62%) Test Management
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
8 1 (3.85%) CRUD
8 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) ISEB
2 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle