The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 40 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.10% 3.41% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.40% 38.83% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 27
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £108,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
QA
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
141 103 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.26% 8.77% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 113 84 122
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £32,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

QA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

QA Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

QA
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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
Luton +8 17 £40,000 -9.09% 3
Bedford +30 9 £31,500 -3.07%
Dunstable -6 2 £60,000 +13.20%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 33 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) SQL
3 15 (19.74%) SDLC
4 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
5 13 (17.11%) .NET
6 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 11 (14.47%) CSS
7 11 (14.47%) HTML
7 11 (14.47%) Finance
7 11 (14.47%) Mobile App
7 11 (14.47%) Waterfall
8 10 (13.16%) Scrum
9 9 (11.84%) C#
9 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
9 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
9 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
9 9 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
10 8 (10.53%) ISEB
10 8 (10.53%) Asset Management
10 8 (10.53%) Change Management
11 7 (9.21%) Project Management
11 7 (9.21%) MS Office
11 7 (9.21%) Windows
11 7 (9.21%) MS Visio
11 7 (9.21%) JIRA
11 7 (9.21%) User Stories
12 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
13 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
13 5 (6.58%) CRM

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.26%) SAS
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Confluence
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
2 7 (9.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.63%) MS Project
4 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Firewall
1 1 (1.32%) SMS
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
1 1 (1.32%) DHCP
1 1 (1.32%) DNS
1 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) MySQL
3 4 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) JIRA
2 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 3 (3.95%) NUnit
3 3 (3.95%) Selenium
4 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Architect
2 25 (32.89%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (13.16%) IT Architect
3 10 (13.16%) QA Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) QA Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Software Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Applications Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Testing Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Head of Managed Services
9 2 (2.63%) Head of Project Management
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) .NET
2 11 (14.47%) CSS
2 11 (14.47%) HTML
3 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.26%) CSS3
4 4 (5.26%) HTML5
4 4 (5.26%) CakePHP
4 4 (5.26%) jQuery
4 4 (5.26%) Ajax
5 3 (3.95%) Flash
6 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) W3C
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) AIX
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) UNIX
3 2 (2.63%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.74%) SDLC
3 11 (14.47%) Waterfall
4 10 (13.16%) Scrum
5 9 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 8 (10.53%) Change Management
7 7 (9.21%) Project Management
7 7 (9.21%) User Stories
8 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.58%) CRM
9 5 (6.58%) UML
9 5 (6.58%) OO
9 5 (6.58%) System Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Change Control
10 4 (5.26%) Test Management
10 4 (5.26%) Data Mapping
10 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.26%) Use Case
10 4 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) C#
2 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.26%) PHP
4 2 (2.63%) VB
4 2 (2.63%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C++
5 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 8 (10.53%) ISEB
2 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.63%) PMP
3 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.32%) XenServer
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) Minitab
3 4 (5.26%) Teradata
4 1 (1.32%) VMware
4 1 (1.32%) IBM
4 1 (1.32%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
Luton, Bedfordshire
ITR-UK
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Luton
White Horse Employment Network Limited
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year, plus benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + share option scheme + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago