The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 32 17 41
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 0.76% 2.78% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 3.57% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £30,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% +9.84%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bolton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 117 56 160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 89.31% 77.78% 94.12%
Number of salaries quoted 104 45 139
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% -21.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Bolton

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Bolton.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Bolton

Automated Testing
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Legal

Automated Testing
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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Strategy Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories