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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.14% 6.83% 4.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.11% 43.48% 64.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 8
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -36.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £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
36 46 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 11.46% 15.70% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33 43 13
Average salary £34,000 £47,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.65% +1.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bedford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (38.89%) SQL
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
1 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Selenium
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) JMeter
6 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (5.56%) HTTP
7 1 (5.56%) C#
7 1 (5.56%) Java
7 1 (5.56%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Coordinator
3 6 (33.33%) Test Coordinator
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Tester
6 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.56%) Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) jQuery
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) EMV
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 4 (22.22%) System Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Test Management
3 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago