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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 58 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 1.94% 1.09% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 9.52% 30.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 11
Average salary £21,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.66% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,600 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £42,600 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
20 42 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 6.45% 11.41% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 19 40 35
Average salary £22,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,250 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £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 4 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bath

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 4 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 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) WhereScape RED
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) BPR
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (25.00%) WhereScape RED
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Junior Software Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Graduate
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Junior
1 3 (37.50%) Junior Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Software Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Developer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) BPR
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Business Objects