The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 23 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.55% 1.64% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 10.26% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Median salary £35,000 £39,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%

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
20 39 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 14.18% 15.98% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19 39 14
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,350 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 January 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 Bedford region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Data Protection
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Appium
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) API Testing
5 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Xamarin
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (28.57%) NUnit
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) SaaS
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) iSeries
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Information Management
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) AS400
5 2 (28.57%) Finance

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Appium
2 2 (28.57%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) XML Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) AS400
1 2 (28.57%) iSeries
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Data Protection
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
5 2 (28.57%) API Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 2 (28.57%) Information Management
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (28.57%) Xamarin
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
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