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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 19 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 9.02% 3.87% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.65% 4.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 0
Average salary £50,000 £26,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.67% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
114 125 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 93.44% 80.65% 72.50%
Number of salaries quoted 108 111 84
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,900 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 20 November 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bolton

Software Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 27 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (66.67%) ISEB
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Automated Testing
3 13 (48.15%) ISTQB
3 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
3 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Load Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Unit Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Test Management
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
4 9 (33.33%) C#
4 9 (33.33%) C++
5 5 (18.52%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
6 4 (14.81%) TestDirector
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 4 (14.81%) VMware

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Test Engineer
1 13 (48.15%) Software Test Engineer
1 13 (48.15%) Software Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) QA Manager
3 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Software Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Software Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (48.15%) Automated Testing
1 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (48.15%) Load Testing
1 13 (48.15%) Unit Testing
1 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Scrum
2 9 (33.33%) Test Management
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) ISEB
2 13 (48.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Blackburn, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £20,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 16 days ago