The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 31 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 5.13% 1.79% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.61% 2.73% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 5
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
121 110 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 77.56% 65.48% 73.91%
Number of salaries quoted 102 103 114
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 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
Manchester

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) Automated Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 10 (90.91%) ISTQB
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 10 (90.91%) Load Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Unit Testing
3 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) TestDirector
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) COM+
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) BDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) TestDirector
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (72.73%) Software Test Engineer
2 8 (72.73%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) COM+
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Automated Testing
1 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
1 10 (90.91%) Load Testing
1 10 (90.91%) Unit Testing
2 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISTQB
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
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