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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 42 33
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 4.41% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 57.14% 46.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 7
Average salary - £49,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
11 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.27% 7.71% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 15
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £38,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £71,500
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 27 November 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) HTTP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (15.38%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Software Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
4 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Management
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
3 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin