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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 32 36
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton - 5.66% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 6.12% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 1
Average salary - £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -24.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
128 147 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 87.67% 92.45% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 115 144 78
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £41,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (87.50%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Automation Testing
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Load Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) TestDirector
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) TestDirector
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Software Test Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Test Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Automation Testing
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Load Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
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Posted: 25 days ago