The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank - 45 81
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.36% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
QA Engineer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
170 276 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 91.89% 96.84% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 142 197 430
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Bedford region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Bedford

QA Engineer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA