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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 46 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 0.43% 0.91% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.35% 13.64% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 9
Average salary £20,000 £31,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.50% -18.70%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
46 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 9.94% 6.65% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 44 21 30
Average salary £38,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.94% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £30,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Objective-C
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) WordPress
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (11.11%) Erlang
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (11.11%) Facebook
4 1 (11.11%) Twitter
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) Social Media
4 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (11.11%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Junior
1 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Junior Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Junior Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Scientist
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Games
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Objective-C
2 1 (11.11%) Erlang
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Facebook
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter
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Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday