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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 28 18 41
Rank change year-on-year -10 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 0.82% 1.37% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.75% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £21,500 £27,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.81% -19.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software 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 57 164
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 89.34% 78.08% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 96 45 143
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 £29,700
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%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Bolton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Bolton

Software Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bolton

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

1 4 (80.00%) MVC
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) WinForms
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) OOD
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
1 4 (80.00%) Risk Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Kanban
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) MVVM
1 4 (80.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Gerrit
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing

Software 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Gerrit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Junior
3 3 (60.00%) Junior Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Graduate
4 1 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Graduate Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) WinForms
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Kanban
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
1 4 (80.00%) MVVM
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (80.00%) OOD
1 4 (80.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Risk Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA