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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 36 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +30
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.54% 3.91% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.88% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 14
Average salary £42,500 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.92% -16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
17 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 9.14% 7.83% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 29
Average salary £51,500 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.42% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £31,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 29 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB