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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 44 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 13 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.43% 4.14% 6.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 36.11% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 20
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
12 36 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.30% 11.46% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11 33 43
Average salary £42,000 £34,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -27.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,200 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 1 September 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 8 (61.54%) Asset Management
1 8 (61.54%) Mobile App
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) NUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (7.69%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) NUnit
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
1 8 (61.54%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (30.77%) IT Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Architect
4 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Process Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Asset Management
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft