The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 17 40
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 1.64% 2.78% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 3.57% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Median salary £31,250 £36,250 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.79% +61.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual 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 109 56 164
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 89.34% 77.78% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 96 43 143
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% -16.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Bolton

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Bolton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Manual 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 Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Strategy Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing