The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 30 - 43
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 3 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 2.31% - 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% - 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £26,500 - £33,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 116 56 159
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 89.23% 77.78% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 103 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%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Bolton

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Bolton

Automation Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Automation 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) QA Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA