The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 40 79 52
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -27
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 7 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.44% 0.90% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.03% 6.60% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 24 6 19
Median salary £50,000 £56,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +60.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £71,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
71 106 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.68% 13.64% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 63 96 108
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £41,450 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £65,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

QA
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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 +12 14 £45,000 -20.00% 2
Bedford +22 9 £40,000 +2.56% 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.54%) Retail
3 25 (33.78%) Line Management
4 18 (24.32%) Waterfall
4 18 (24.32%) Portfolio Management
5 16 (21.62%) Finance
6 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
7 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
8 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
8 12 (16.22%) Selenium
8 12 (16.22%) Degree
8 12 (16.22%) SQL
9 10 (13.51%) Analytics
9 10 (13.51%) Automation Testing
10 9 (12.16%) SDLC
10 9 (12.16%) ISEB
10 9 (12.16%) C#
10 9 (12.16%) DSDM
11 8 (10.81%) TDD
11 8 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (9.46%) BDD
12 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
12 7 (9.46%) DevOps
12 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
12 7 (9.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (9.46%) Change Management
13 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
13 6 (8.11%) Project Management
13 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
13 6 (8.11%) Computer Science

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.41%) Drupal
2 2 (2.70%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Unica
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) LAN
1 2 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.70%) WAN
1 2 (2.70%) WLAN
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) MySQL
1 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Selenium
2 4 (5.41%) Grunt
2 4 (5.41%) JMeter
2 4 (5.41%) Robot Framework
2 4 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.05%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.70%) Appium
4 2 (2.70%) Bower
4 2 (2.70%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.70%) JIRA
4 2 (2.70%) JUnit
4 2 (2.70%) NUnit
4 2 (2.70%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.70%) Testopia
5 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 30 (40.54%) Retail
2 16 (21.62%) Finance
3 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.76%) Back Office
4 5 (6.76%) Banking
4 5 (6.76%) Legal
4 5 (6.76%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (45.95%) Analyst
2 31 (41.89%) Business Analyst
3 30 (40.54%) Lead Business Analyst
4 13 (17.57%) Business IT Analyst
4 13 (17.57%) IT Analyst
4 13 (17.57%) IT Business Analyst
5 11 (14.86%) Test Manager
6 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 9 (12.16%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (10.81%) Portfolio Analyst
9 7 (9.46%) Performance Manager
9 7 (9.46%) Performance Test Manager
9 7 (9.46%) Technical Manager
9 7 (9.46%) Technical Test Manager
9 7 (9.46%) Test Leader
10 5 (6.76%) Customer Analyst
10 5 (6.76%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (6.76%) Legal Analyst
10 5 (6.76%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
2 5 (6.76%) Node.js
2 5 (6.76%) RESTful
3 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 4 (5.41%) LESS
4 3 (4.05%) HTML
4 3 (4.05%) HTML5
4 3 (4.05%) Web Services
5 2 (2.70%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (2.70%) CSS
5 2 (2.70%) CSS3
5 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.70%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (2.70%) LAMP
5 2 (2.70%) PhoneGap
5 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.70%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) iPad
5 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.35%) Linux
1 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Line Management
3 18 (24.32%) Portfolio Management
3 18 (24.32%) Waterfall
4 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
6 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 10 (13.51%) Analytics
7 10 (13.51%) Automation Testing
8 9 (12.16%) DSDM
8 9 (12.16%) SDLC
9 8 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (10.81%) TDD
10 7 (9.46%) BDD
10 7 (9.46%) Change Management
10 7 (9.46%) DevOps
10 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Project Management
11 6 (8.11%) Scrum
11 6 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) C#
3 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) Java
5 4 (5.41%) Python
5 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.05%) PHP
6 3 (4.05%) Ruby
7 1 (1.35%) C++
7 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) ISEB
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (2.70%) IBM
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle
1 2 (2.70%) SAP
1 2 (2.70%) TIBCO
1 2 (2.70%) webMethods
1 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.35%) Apple
2 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
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