The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bath region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 1.18% 1.37% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.64% 18.18% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Average salary £29,000 £31,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.93% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £31,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £46,300 £38,700
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Somerset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bath region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bath
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
47 22 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 11.06% 7.51% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 38 21 31
Average salary £29,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £19,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bath region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

QA
Salary Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bath region.

QA Salary Trend in Bath

QA
Salary Histogram in Bath

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bath region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bath

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bath region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (25.00%) Erlang
2 3 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) HTTP
3 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) WordPress
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Web Design
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (8.33%) Legal

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bath region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSTest
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
1 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Data Scientist
2 2 (16.67%) Junior Software Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Junior
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Junior Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Games
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Web Design
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Erlang
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Facebook
1 1 (8.33%) Twitter
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