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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 72 50
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 27 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.90% 2.62% 4.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.66% 25.47% 55.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 47
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,100 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
137 106 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.72% 10.29% 8.50%
Number of salaries quoted 101 93 76
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +9 12 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Bedford +9 6 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Dunstable - 3 £37,500 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) Scrum
3 9 (16.98%) Finance
3 9 (16.98%) Waterfall
4 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
5 7 (13.21%) SQL
5 7 (13.21%) Selenium
5 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (11.32%) .NET
7 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
7 5 (9.43%) ISEB
7 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
7 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
7 5 (9.43%) System Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.55%) User Stories
8 4 (7.55%) Test Management
8 4 (7.55%) Degree
8 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.55%) TDD
8 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.55%) Project Management
8 4 (7.55%) IIS
8 4 (7.55%) C#
8 4 (7.55%) HTML
8 4 (7.55%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4 (7.55%) IIS
2 3 (5.66%) JBoss
2 3 (5.66%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) Liferay
3 2 (3.77%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) SMS
1 1 (1.89%) DHCP
1 1 (1.89%) FTP
1 1 (1.89%) DNS
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Selenium
2 3 (5.66%) JMeter
2 3 (5.66%) NUnit
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Architect
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
1 17 (32.08%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (11.32%) IT Architect
2 6 (11.32%) QA Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Test Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) QA Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Testing Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Service Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.55%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) jQuery
4 2 (3.77%) CSS
5 1 (1.89%) SOAP
5 1 (1.89%) XML
5 1 (1.89%) XSLT
5 1 (1.89%) Flash
5 1 (1.89%) Ajax
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) WCF
5 1 (1.89%) CakePHP
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.89%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) AIX
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) OpenVMS
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) Scrum
3 9 (16.98%) Waterfall
4 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (9.43%) System Testing
5 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
5 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.55%) TDD
6 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 4 (7.55%) Test Management
6 4 (7.55%) User Stories
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Web Development
7 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.66%) Quality Management
7 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) C#
2 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.89%) PHP
3 1 (1.89%) C++
3 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ISEB
1 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.55%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.77%) Lumesse
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) i-GRasp
3 1 (1.89%) LANDesk
Bedfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26500.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton, Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year plus Share Scheme + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago