The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 100 84 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.17% 0.42% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.44% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
QA Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1125 899 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.90% 94.63% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 944 823 887
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Bedfordshire region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -12 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Luton - 1 £34,500 -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Android
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Lumesse
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TestNG
5 1 (16.67%) SaaS
5 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (16.67%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Android
1 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Lumesse