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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 53 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 0.68% 1.19% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.25% 10.64% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £42,500 £29,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.93%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
32 47 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 10.92% 11.22% 7.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32 38 23
Average salary £26,000 £29,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.60% -37.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,750
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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (50.00%) BPR
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) BPR
1 3 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree