The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 48 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.39% 2.27% 2.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.59% 60.00% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 5
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,250 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £31,250 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
39 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 7.78% 3.79% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 36 10 19
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £24,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
Bedfordshire

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

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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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bedford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Automated Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Product Management
3 9 (31.03%) Automation Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Matrix Management
3 9 (31.03%) Business Analysis
3 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (31.03%) Project Management
3 9 (31.03%) Risk Management
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) Project Planning
5 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
5 6 (20.69%) ISEB
6 5 (17.24%) Programme Management
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 4 (13.79%) Local Government
7 4 (13.79%) Wiki
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Management
8 2 (6.90%) Finance
8 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
9 1 (3.45%) Java
9 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (3.45%) EMV
9 1 (3.45%) Management Information System

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.79%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Test Leader
2 12 (41.38%) Test Team Leader
2 12 (41.38%) Team Leader
3 11 (37.93%) QA Leader
4 8 (27.59%) Project Manager
5 5 (17.24%) Coordinator
5 5 (17.24%) Test Coordinator
6 4 (13.79%) QA Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Software Project Manager
7 3 (10.34%) Software Manager
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Software Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Wiki
2 1 (3.45%) EMV
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Automated Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Product Management
3 9 (31.03%) Automation Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Matrix Management
3 9 (31.03%) Business Analysis
3 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (31.03%) Project Management
3 9 (31.03%) Risk Management
4 8 (27.59%) Project Planning
5 5 (17.24%) Programme Management
5 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 4 (13.79%) System Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Test Management
8 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft