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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.96% 3.29% 2.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.38% 47.06% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 6
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,150 £32,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £48,500 £31,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
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
21 34 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 7.55% 7.00% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 12 31 11
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (41.67%) Asset Management
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Document Management
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) QMS
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) W3C
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (8.33%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) NUnit
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) IT Architect
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) Flash
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) CakePHP
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) AIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) QMS
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Document Management
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft