The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 30 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 5.08% 1.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.14% 1.34% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software Tester
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
175 149 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 98.87% 97.39% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 143 140 87
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Bolton region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Bolton

Software Tester
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
1 8 (88.89%) User Stories
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
1 8 (88.89%) User Stories
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft