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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.73% 0.33% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.79% 5.56% 34.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 11
Average salary £39,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
29 18 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 12.55% 5.86% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 29 13 33
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £34,000 £36,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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 20 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB