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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 54 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 1.36% 1.51% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.26% 17.07% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 3
Average salary £38,750 £24,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.16% -34.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £19,000 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
39 41 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 13.27% 8.84% 8.14%
Number of salaries quoted 37 32 24
Average salary £26,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.46% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bath

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) BPR
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (10.00%) Selenium
6 1 (10.00%) Use Case
6 1 (10.00%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (10.00%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Software Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Junior
2 4 (40.00%) Junior Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Junior Software Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Graduate
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) BPR
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle