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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.70% 1.08% 4.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 15.79% 35.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 13
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
16 19 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 9.09% 6.86% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 34
Median salary £36,250 £55,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.09% +59.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £34,500 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 29 August 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) RPG
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) AS400
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) iSeries
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) XML Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
1 2 (50.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) RPG
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Salesforce.com