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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 54 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.45% 4.62% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.85% 44.26% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 18 47 39
Average salary £41,250 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £34,600 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
136 122 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.35% 10.43% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 110 101 159
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,550 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -6 18 £40,000 -15.78%
Bedford +10 6 - -
Dunstable -3 2 £60,000 +13.20%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 37 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.33%) SQL
3 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (21.33%) SDLC
5 15 (20.00%) .NET
6 14 (18.67%) MS Excel
7 13 (17.33%) CSS
7 13 (17.33%) HTML
8 12 (16.00%) Finance
8 12 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 11 (14.67%) Mobile App
9 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
10 10 (13.33%) Project Management
10 10 (13.33%) C#
10 10 (13.33%) MS Office
10 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
10 10 (13.33%) Scrum
10 10 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (12.00%) Change Management
11 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
12 8 (10.67%) UML
12 8 (10.67%) MS Visio
12 8 (10.67%) ISEB
12 8 (10.67%) Automated Testing
12 8 (10.67%) Asset Management
12 8 (10.67%) User Stories
13 7 (9.33%) JIRA
13 7 (9.33%) Windows
14 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.33%) SAS
2 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) Confluence
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (18.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.33%) MS Office
3 8 (10.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.67%) MS Project
5 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) SMS
1 1 (1.33%) DHCP
1 1 (1.33%) DNS
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
1 1 (1.33%) Firewall
1 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) JIRA
2 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (5.33%) Bugzilla
2 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.00%) NUnit
3 3 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Publishing
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Analyst
2 20 (26.67%) Architect
2 20 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (14.67%) Business Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) QA Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) IT Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.33%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Tester
8 4 (5.33%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Applications Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.00%) .NET
2 13 (17.33%) CSS
2 13 (17.33%) HTML
3 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.00%) HTML5
4 6 (8.00%) CSS3
5 4 (5.33%) Ajax
5 4 (5.33%) CakePHP
5 4 (5.33%) jQuery
6 3 (4.00%) Flash
7 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) W3C
3 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) AIX
2 4 (5.33%) Linux
2 4 (5.33%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.33%) SDLC
3 12 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (13.33%) Scrum
4 10 (13.33%) Project Management
5 9 (12.00%) Change Management
6 8 (10.67%) UML
6 8 (10.67%) Asset Management
6 8 (10.67%) Automated Testing
6 8 (10.67%) User Stories
7 6 (8.00%) Test Management
7 6 (8.00%) Change Control
7 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.67%) OO
8 5 (6.67%) CRM
8 5 (6.67%) System Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (6.67%) Use Case
9 4 (5.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) C#
3 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.33%) PHP
4 4 (5.33%) VB
4 4 (5.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.67%) ISEB
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.67%) PMP
4 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) Minitab
3 4 (5.33%) Teradata
4 1 (1.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.33%) IBM
4 1 (1.33%) VMware