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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.99% 4.01% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 37.50% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 4
Average salary £31,500 £40,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% +39.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £35,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £46,800 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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 40 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 6.98% 10.70% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 15 37 8
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £34,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £77,000
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 5 March 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 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) NUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) CakePHP
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) QMS
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) NUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Testing Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) CakePHP
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) QMS
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
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