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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 28 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 4.55% 0.96% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 1.01% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Median salary £27,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.42% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 106 99 108
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 96.36% 95.19% 87.10%
Number of salaries quoted 87 86 103
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

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

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Validation
3 5 (38.46%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) API Integration
6 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) SOAP

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
1 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Automation Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) QA Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) QA Automation Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Sass
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) API Integration
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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