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 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 78 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 31 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.42% 2.81% 3.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 20.67% 40.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 42
Median salary £43,750 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,377 £32,500 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £79,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +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
78 150 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.52% 13.59% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 65 121 101
Median salary £48,750 £47,000 £43,288
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.72% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 June 2016.

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 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 7 £42,000 +1.81% 4
Bedford -3 1 £42,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 3 (17.65%) Office 365
6 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing

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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:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.88%) Testopia
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Tester
3 6 (35.29%) QA Tester
3 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Tester
6 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
6 3 (17.65%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (17.65%) Software Analyst
7 2 (11.76%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Analyst
7 2 (11.76%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
7 2 (11.76%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (11.76%) UAT Tester
7 2 (11.76%) Web Analyst
7 2 (11.76%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (5.88%) Head of Infrastructure
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) BDD
3 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) SDLC
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) API Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) CBAP
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) IIBA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.88%) Rally
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
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