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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 34 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.36% 3.58% 5.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.67% 25.95% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 30 34 56
Average salary £41,500 £38,750 £49,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.09% -21.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
180 131 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.50% 13.79% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 145 118 126
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £24,646 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 25 £44,500 +4.70% 1
Bedford -21 8 £31,750 -20.62%
Dunstable -8 1 £37,500 +37.61%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
3 24 (27.91%) Project Management
4 23 (26.74%) Scrum
4 23 (26.74%) Selenium
5 20 (23.26%) Marketing
5 20 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 18 (20.93%) Finance
6 18 (20.93%) .NET
7 17 (19.77%) Software Testing
8 16 (18.60%) C#
9 15 (17.44%) ISEB
9 15 (17.44%) Test Scripting
10 14 (16.28%) SQL
10 14 (16.28%) Windows
10 14 (16.28%) Service Delivery
11 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
11 13 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (13.95%) BDD
12 12 (13.95%) Automated Testing
13 11 (12.79%) TDD
13 11 (12.79%) MVC
13 11 (12.79%) Visual Studio
13 11 (12.79%) Test Strategy
13 11 (12.79%) Line Management
13 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (12.79%) Test Management
13 11 (12.79%) JIRA
14 10 (11.63%) Degree
14 10 (11.63%) User Experience

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (9.30%) Confluence
2 5 (5.81%) Liferay
2 5 (5.81%) IIS
2 5 (5.81%) Apache
2 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.33%) CMS
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.65%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS Project
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) Wireless
2 1 (1.16%) Broadband
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) MySQL
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Selenium
2 11 (12.79%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.79%) JIRA
3 10 (11.63%) JMeter
4 6 (6.98%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.81%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.65%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (4.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (2.33%) TestNG
7 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.16%) Ant
8 1 (1.16%) JUnit
8 1 (1.16%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.16%) NUnit
8 1 (1.16%) Subversion
8 1 (1.16%) Maven
8 1 (1.16%) RSpec
8 1 (1.16%) MSTest
8 1 (1.16%) FitNesse
General
1 20 (23.26%) Marketing
2 18 (20.93%) Finance
3 10 (11.63%) Retail
4 7 (8.14%) Legal
4 7 (8.14%) Banking
5 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Analyst
2 10 (11.63%) QA Leader
3 9 (10.47%) Test Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.14%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Performance Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) QA Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Service Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.81%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Tester
8 4 (4.65%) Data Manager
8 4 (4.65%) QA Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.49%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) .NET
2 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (5.81%) jQuery
5 4 (4.65%) Web Services
6 3 (3.49%) XML
6 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.49%) WCF
7 2 (2.33%) WPF
7 2 (2.33%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.16%) XSD
8 1 (1.16%) CSS
8 1 (1.16%) HTML
8 1 (1.16%) HTML5
8 1 (1.16%) REST
8 1 (1.16%) CSS3
8 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.63%) User Experience
3 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.65%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.49%) EMV
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.33%) EPoS
7 1 (1.16%) AS400
7 1 (1.16%) Wiki
7 1 (1.16%) iSeries
7 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 4 (4.65%) Linux
2 4 (4.65%) Android
2 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.91%) Project Management
3 23 (26.74%) Scrum
4 20 (23.26%) Waterfall
5 17 (19.77%) Software Testing
6 15 (17.44%) Test Scripting
7 14 (16.28%) Service Delivery
8 13 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (13.95%) BDD
9 12 (13.95%) Automated Testing
10 11 (12.79%) TDD
10 11 (12.79%) MVC
10 11 (12.79%) Test Strategy
10 11 (12.79%) Test Management
10 11 (12.79%) Line Management
11 10 (11.63%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (9.30%) Automation Testing
13 7 (8.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) C#
2 14 (16.28%) SQL
3 6 (6.98%) Java
3 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.81%) C++
5 4 (4.65%) Ruby
6 2 (2.33%) C
6 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.33%) VB
6 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.33%) VBA
6 2 (2.33%) XAML
6 2 (2.33%) VB6
7 1 (1.16%) RPG
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) ISEB
2 10 (11.63%) Degree
3 9 (10.47%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.16%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.81%) JBoss
4 4 (4.65%) Talend
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle
6 1 (1.16%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) Apple
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.16%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.16%) Lumesse
Bedfordshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago