The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Somerset / Bath
Rank 34 35 45
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 3.94% 3.89% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.94% 68.75% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 6
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +90.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £34,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £53,500 £29,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bath
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 31 16 28
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 9.39% 5.65% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 26
Median salary £41,500 £41,250 £33,504
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.60% +23.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,375 £33,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £38,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bath citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bath

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Salary Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Bath.

Salary trend for QA in Bath

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Salary Histogram in Bath

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bath over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bath

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bath region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) System Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (25.00%) JBehave
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) JUnit
4 4 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2

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Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) JBehave
2 4 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Development Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) System Testing
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
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