Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Bolton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 39 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 3.70% 3.44% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 3.79% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 3
Bolton median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £32,250 £26,650 £32,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £53,250 £38,500
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +15.38% +4.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bolton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 174 264 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 92.06% 90.72% 84.95%
Number of salaries quoted 155 219 167
Bolton median annual salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £48,750
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bolton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Bolton

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Bolton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bolton over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) Coaching
3 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) CRUD
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) BDD

Test Automation
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 5 (71.43%) Selenium
1 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Software QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Coaching
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) CRUD
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA