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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 38 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton - 4.09% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.52% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 0
Average salary - £23,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
159 155 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 91.38% 90.64% 84.68%
Number of salaries quoted 137 145 71
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Automated Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 8 (88.89%) TestDirector
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Load Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Unit Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) CRUD
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) TestDirector
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (88.89%) Software Test Engineer
2 8 (88.89%) Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Automated Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Load Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Unit Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) CRUD
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) VMware