The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bolton region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 26 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 7.19% 1.80% 5.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.40% 2.73% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 9
Average salary £28,000 £29,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +28.88%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
117 110 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 76.47% 65.87% 72.96%
Number of salaries quoted 98 102 111
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Manchester

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 20 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) QA
3 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
3 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
3 9 (40.91%) Load Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Android
3 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) VBScript
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
3 9 (40.91%) ADO
3 9 (40.91%) Classic ASP
4 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) UNIX
6 2 (9.09%) TestDirector

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Database Developer
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
1 9 (40.91%) Web Developer
1 9 (40.91%) Test Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Software Test Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Software Test Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Software Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) ADO
1 9 (40.91%) Classic ASP
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Load Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
2 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) ISEB
2 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
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