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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 42 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.69% 4.05% 4.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.11% 25.15% 37.72%
Number of salaries quoted 48 42 36
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £49,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,650 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
180 167 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.06% 16.12% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 148 147 102
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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 27 £47,500 +40.74% 5
Bedford -15 13 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Dunstable -3 2 £36,250 +34.25%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (29.90%) SQL Server
2 23 (23.71%) Scrum
2 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.71%) Selenium
3 21 (21.65%) Project Management
4 20 (20.62%) Test Scripting
5 19 (19.59%) .NET
5 19 (19.59%) SQL
6 18 (18.56%) C#
6 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
6 18 (18.56%) Software Testing
7 17 (17.53%) ISEB
7 17 (17.53%) Windows
8 16 (16.49%) Marketing
8 16 (16.49%) Waterfall
9 14 (14.43%) Test Management
9 14 (14.43%) Automated Testing
9 14 (14.43%) Finance
9 14 (14.43%) Service Delivery
10 13 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (12.37%) Degree
11 12 (12.37%) BDD
11 12 (12.37%) TDD
11 12 (12.37%) Retail
12 11 (11.34%) MVC
12 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
12 11 (11.34%) ISTQB
13 10 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (10.31%) Change Management
14 9 (9.28%) Quality Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (6.19%) CMS
2 4 (4.12%) IIS
2 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.12%) Apache
2 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.12%) Liferay
2 4 (4.12%) Confluence
3 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.12%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.03%) Broadband
2 1 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.06%) MySQL
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (23.71%) Selenium
2 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
3 9 (9.28%) JMeter
4 7 (7.22%) JIRA
5 6 (6.19%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.15%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.12%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (4.12%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (3.09%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (2.06%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.06%) TestNG
9 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.06%) FogBugz
10 1 (1.03%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.03%) Gradle
10 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.03%) MSTest
10 1 (1.03%) RSpec
10 1 (1.03%) FitNesse
General
1 16 (16.49%) Marketing
2 14 (14.43%) Finance
3 12 (12.37%) Retail
4 7 (7.22%) Legal
4 7 (7.22%) Banking
5 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.09%) Automotive
7 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.77%) Analyst
2 13 (13.40%) Test Analyst
3 11 (11.34%) QA Leader
4 8 (8.25%) Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Coordinator
5 7 (7.22%) QA Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Test Coordinator
5 7 (7.22%) QA Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Service Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.15%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.15%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Configuration Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Data Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.59%) .NET
2 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (5.15%) jQuery
4 5 (5.15%) Web Services
5 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.09%) WCF
6 3 (3.09%) XML
7 2 (2.06%) WPF
7 2 (2.06%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.03%) REST
8 1 (1.03%) CSS3
8 1 (1.03%) HTML5
8 1 (1.03%) JSTL
8 1 (1.03%) XSD
8 1 (1.03%) CSS
8 1 (1.03%) JSP
8 1 (1.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.15%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.09%) EMV
5 2 (2.06%) EPoS
6 1 (1.03%) iSeries
6 1 (1.03%) Wiki
6 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.03%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 4 (4.12%) Linux
2 4 (4.12%) Android
2 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) Scrum
1 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.65%) Project Management
3 20 (20.62%) Test Scripting
4 18 (18.56%) Software Testing
5 16 (16.49%) Waterfall
6 14 (14.43%) Test Management
6 14 (14.43%) Automated Testing
6 14 (14.43%) Service Delivery
7 13 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (12.37%) BDD
8 12 (12.37%) TDD
9 11 (11.34%) MVC
10 10 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (10.31%) Change Management
11 9 (9.28%) Quality Management
12 8 (8.25%) ITIL
12 8 (8.25%) Data Governance
12 8 (8.25%) Test Strategy
12 8 (8.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.59%) SQL
2 18 (18.56%) C#
3 7 (7.22%) C++
3 7 (7.22%) Java
3 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.12%) Ruby
5 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.06%) VB6
6 2 (2.06%) XAML
6 2 (2.06%) C
6 2 (2.06%) VBA
6 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.06%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) RPG
Qualifications
1 17 (17.53%) ISEB
2 12 (12.37%) Degree
3 11 (11.34%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.03%) GxP
3 1 (1.03%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) JBoss
2 4 (4.12%) Atlassian
2 4 (4.12%) Talend
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle
4 1 (1.03%) Lumesse
4 1 (1.03%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.03%) hybris
4 1 (1.03%) SAP
4 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.03%) Apple
4 1 (1.03%) IBM
4 1 (1.03%) TOWER Software
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: Yesterday
Luton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum Attractive benefits package including a bonus
Posted: 16 days ago