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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 1.40% 1.65% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.05% 17.50% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 6
Average salary £22,000 £23,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -34.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £19,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £40,200 £37,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
21 40 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 7.34% 9.46% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 18 39 40
Average salary £24,500 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.33% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,600 £21,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bath

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) WhereScape RED
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Business Objects
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) BPR
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) WhereScape RED
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Junior Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Junior
2 3 (33.33%) Graduate
2 3 (33.33%) Junior Software Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Developer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Graduate Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) BPR
4 1 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Business Objects