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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 75 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -34
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 16 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.37% 1.64% 5.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.33% 21.33% 50.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 64
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £35,750 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £46,300 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
120 75 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.92% 7.69% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 96 70 118
Average salary £46,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 - 5 £35,000 - 1
Bedford -3 1 - - 1
Dunstable - 1 £42,500 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Waterfall
3 12 (26.67%) Selenium
4 11 (24.44%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) JIRA
6 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 9 (20.00%) Finance
6 9 (20.00%) Project Management
7 8 (17.78%) JMeter
7 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
7 8 (17.78%) Confluence
7 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (17.78%) User Experience
7 8 (17.78%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (17.78%) Marketing
7 8 (17.78%) Atlassian
8 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.56%) IIS
9 6 (13.33%) ISEB
9 6 (13.33%) JBoss
9 6 (13.33%) Apache
9 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
9 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
9 6 (13.33%) Liferay
9 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.11%) SQL
11 4 (8.89%) .NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 8 (17.78%) Confluence
2 7 (15.56%) IIS
3 6 (13.33%) JBoss
3 6 (13.33%) Apache
3 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (13.33%) Liferay
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) FTP
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) JIRA
3 8 (17.78%) JMeter
4 2 (4.44%) NUnit
4 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.22%) TestNG
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Architect
2 11 (24.44%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
3 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) IT Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Service Performance Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Testing Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Test Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
1 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.44%) jQuery
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) XSLT
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) User Experience
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Waterfall
3 11 (24.44%) Scrum
4 9 (20.00%) Project Management
4 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
5 8 (17.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
6 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.89%) TDD
7 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Test Management
8 3 (6.67%) System Testing
8 3 (6.67%) BDD
8 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) ISEB
1 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
1 1 (2.22%) TickIT
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Atlassian
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Lumesse
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Apple
3 1 (2.22%) i-GRasp
3 1 (2.22%) Xamarin
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