The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 74 99 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.37% 0.19% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Median salary £46,250 £32,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+43.41% -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
QA Tester
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
776 1028 1134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.52% 97.44% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 690 902 979
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +18 2 £46,250 +44.53% 1
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (14.29%) B2C
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (14.29%) Zephyr

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) B2C
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
Luton
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