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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 26
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 5.45% - 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% - 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 4
Median salary £34,250 - £38,250
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 - £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 - £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 18 13 13
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 16.36% 12.50% 10.83%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 12
Median salary £30,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £26,900 £28,320
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,600 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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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Salary Histogram in Bolton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bolton over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (50.00%) SDLC
2 5 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) WinForms
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) CISA
4 2 (20.00%) Process Management
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) OOD
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) SQL

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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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) QA Automation Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) WinForms
1 2 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Smart Energy
1 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (50.00%) SDLC
2 5 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) ISMS
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CISA
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
Bolton
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago