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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 21 36 20
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 10.49% 2.84% 7.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.20% 3.82% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 10
Average salary £35,000 £22,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £29,000 £28,650
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
123 131 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 86.01% 74.43% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 108 127 91
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Bolton

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

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bolton

Software Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 21 (84.00%) QA
2 15 (60.00%) ISEB
3 14 (56.00%) SQL
4 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Load Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Test Management
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) C#
5 6 (24.00%) C++
6 5 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (16.00%) Android
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) VBScript
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.00%) ADO
7 4 (16.00%) Classic ASP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 10 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 10 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) QA Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Software Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Software Test Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) ADO
1 4 (16.00%) Classic ASP
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 10 (40.00%) Load Testing
1 10 (40.00%) Unit Testing
1 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Scrum
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Test Management
3 5 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) C++
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) ISEB
2 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (84.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft