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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.32% 2.93% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.56% 37.93% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 2
Average salary - £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
18 29 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.83% 7.73% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 7
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,500 £39,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 23 January 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Xamarin
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Xamarin
2 1 (16.67%) Apple