The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bolton region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 41 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 0.55% 0.83% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.85% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £21,500 - £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
176 117 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 97.24% 96.69% 92.92%
Number of salaries quoted 165 89 104
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Tester
Manchester

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Tester
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Tester Salary Trend in Bolton

Tester
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter