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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 67 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 26 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.48% 2.58% 6.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 35.62% 53.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 67
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
126 73 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.35% 7.26% 11.50%
Number of salaries quoted 111 64 120
Average salary £45,500 £40,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.75% -5.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
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 22 December 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
Luton +7 6 £40,750 +16.42% 2
Dunstable - 1 £42,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Selenium
3 15 (29.41%) Waterfall
4 13 (25.49%) Service Delivery
5 12 (23.53%) Project Management
5 12 (23.53%) JMeter
6 11 (21.57%) Scrum
6 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
6 11 (21.57%) JIRA
7 10 (19.61%) Finance
7 10 (19.61%) User Experience
8 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (17.65%) Marketing
8 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 9 (17.65%) IIS
9 8 (15.69%) .NET
9 8 (15.69%) JBoss
9 8 (15.69%) Apache
9 8 (15.69%) Tomcat
9 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
9 8 (15.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (15.69%) Performance Management
9 8 (15.69%) Atlassian
9 8 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (15.69%) Test Strategy
9 8 (15.69%) Liferay
9 8 (15.69%) Confluence
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
10 7 (13.73%) SQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 9 (17.65%) IIS
2 8 (15.69%) JBoss
2 8 (15.69%) Apache
2 8 (15.69%) Tomcat
2 8 (15.69%) Liferay
2 8 (15.69%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) FTP
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) JMeter
3 11 (21.57%) JIRA
4 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.96%) TestNG
6 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Marketing
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 2 (3.92%) Automotive
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Performance Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Project Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Service Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Service Performance Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) QA Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Quality Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
4 2 (3.92%) Web Services
4 2 (3.92%) XML
4 2 (3.92%) WCF
4 2 (3.92%) WPF
4 2 (3.92%) Silverlight
4 2 (3.92%) jQuery
4 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.96%) HTML5
5 1 (1.96%) REST
5 1 (1.96%) CSS3
5 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.96%) XSLT
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) User Experience
2 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.92%) EPoS
5 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.96%) AS400
5 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Wiki
5 1 (1.96%) iSeries
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
1 1 (1.96%) Android
1 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) Waterfall
3 13 (25.49%) Service Delivery
4 12 (23.53%) Project Management
5 11 (21.57%) Scrum
5 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
6 8 (15.69%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
6 8 (15.69%) Performance Management
6 8 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (15.69%) Test Strategy
7 6 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.84%) BDD
9 4 (7.84%) TDD
9 4 (7.84%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) C#
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.92%) VB
3 2 (3.92%) XAML
3 2 (3.92%) VB6
3 2 (3.92%) Ruby
4 1 (1.96%) RPG
4 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) ISEB
1 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Atlassian
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) Lumesse
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.96%) Apple
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.96%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.96%) i-GRasp
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 13 days ago