Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester > Bolton
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 47 40
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 8.11% 1.41% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.69% 23.53% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 5
Bolton median annual salary £42,500 £32,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.78% -19.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £33,875 £25,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £43,450 £46,000
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bolton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 26 17 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 14.05% 5.99% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 34
Bolton median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,550 £20,100
90th Percentile £50,000 £54,500 £52,275
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bolton.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bolton

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Bolton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bolton over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bolton

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 8 (53.33%) Data Analytics
1 8 (53.33%) Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Spring
4 4 (26.67%) Maven
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) CISA
4 4 (26.67%) Process Management
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (26.67%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) PHP
4 4 (26.67%) JUnit
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
4 4 (26.67%) Ruby
4 4 (26.67%) ISMS

QA
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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JUnit
1 4 (26.67%) Maven
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Information Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Project Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) jQuery
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (26.67%) Smart Energy
1 4 (26.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Analytics
1 8 (53.33%) Data Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Change Control
4 4 (26.67%) Coaching
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Data Conversion
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) ISMS
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
4 4 (26.67%) Process Management
4 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) PHP
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CISA
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27005