The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 17 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.60% 5.19% 14.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 5.71% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 22
Average salary £27,500 £33,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +24.52%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
57 140 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 74.03% 90.91% 84.56%
Number of salaries quoted 54 121 119
Average salary £37,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Bolton

Software Testing
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall