The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 37 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 0.67% 1.60% 3.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.94% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Median salary £25,500 £37,500 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
Test Automation
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
139 103 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 92.67% 82.40% 81.70%
Number of salaries quoted 118 97 105
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

The demand trend of job ads across the Bolton region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Bolton

Test Automation
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 6 (85.71%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) iPad
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA