The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 49 38
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 3.33% 2.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 6
Average salary - £49,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
Bedfordshire

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 Bedford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.28% 6.67% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 12
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £40,000 £30,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

QA
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

QA Salary Trend in Bedford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) QA Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Xamarin