The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 10 42
Rank change year-on-year -15 +32  
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 3.28% 12.33% 0.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 64.29% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 1
Median salary £26,500 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.75% +21.21%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance 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 quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bolton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5 14 9
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 4.10% 19.18% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 9
Median salary £26,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.75% +1.26%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bolton

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Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Salary trend for QA in Bolton

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) MVVM
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) WPF
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (57.14%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) OOD
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) WinForms
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) Gerrit

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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:

Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Gerrit
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Software Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Junior
2 3 (42.86%) Junior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Junior Software Developer
2 3 (42.86%) QA Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) WinForms
1 4 (57.14%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) MVVM
2 4 (57.14%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (57.14%) OOD
2 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) SQL