The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.99% 5.50% 4.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.63% 48.48% 61.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 8
Average salary £35,750 £40,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.62% -25.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £83,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
27 33 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 10.07% 11.34% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 13
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £34,357 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Bedfordshire

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bedford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) ISEB
3 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (16.67%) JIRA
6 4 (16.67%) Wiki
6 4 (16.67%) Matrix Management
6 4 (16.67%) System Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Management
6 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Zephyr
6 4 (16.67%) Product Management
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Selenium
7 3 (12.50%) Degree
7 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 3 (12.50%) Local Government
7 3 (12.50%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) Zephyr
2 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Coordinator
2 7 (29.17%) Test Coordinator
2 7 (29.17%) Test Leader
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 4 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
4 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) QA Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Wiki
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) System Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 4 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 4 (16.67%) Test Management
4 4 (16.67%) Product Management
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
1 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft