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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 75 52
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 25 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.94% 2.36% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 18.52% 33.77%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 45
Median salary £42,500 £39,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -22.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,530 £32,400 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
80 135 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.82% 12.74% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 64 108 129
Median salary £47,500 £46,250 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +10.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £27,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £63,800 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +10 14 £46,250 +18.58% 2
Bedford +10 2 £38,750 +19.23% 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
3 10 (30.30%) E-Commerce
4 9 (27.27%) .NET
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.21%) Selenium
6 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Web Services
6 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (15.15%) Windows
7 5 (15.15%) ISEB
7 5 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (15.15%) BDD
7 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
8 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) SCCM
8 4 (12.12%) Retail
8 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
8 4 (12.12%) Mimecast
8 4 (12.12%) API Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 3 (9.09%) IBM
9 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (9.09%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.12%) Mimecast
3 3 (9.09%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
4 3 (9.09%) DB2
5 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Robot Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
4 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.03%) Testopia
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.03%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Tester
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) QA Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) .NET Development Manager
6 4 (12.12%) Development Manager
6 4 (12.12%) Head of Development
6 4 (12.12%) Head of Infrastructure
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Development Manager
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Developer
7 3 (9.09%) QA Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Software Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) jQuery
5 1 (3.03%) REST
5 1 (3.03%) RESTful
5 1 (3.03%) SOAP
5 1 (3.03%) Visualforce
5 1 (3.03%) WCF
5 1 (3.03%) WinForms
5 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
1 2 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (6.06%) iPad
1 2 (6.06%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) AS400
2 1 (3.03%) iSeries
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) E-Commerce
3 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (15.15%) BDD
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (12.12%) API Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 3 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.09%) TDD
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
7 2 (6.06%) MVC
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) RPG
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) CITP
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) IBM
2 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Informatica
4 1 (3.03%) Rally
4 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
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Posted: 8 days ago
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Bedford
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Salary: £43500 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
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Posted: 15 days ago
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