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

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 20 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.61% 2.19% 3.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.36% 17.70% 19.07%
Number of salaries quoted 30 18 28
Median salary £48,750 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,530 £32,500 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £70,000 £69,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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
94 113 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.24% 12.36% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 67 89 157
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,200 £65,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +18 27 £65,000 +73.33% 4
Bedford +12 3 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Dunstable - 1 £50,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) C#
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 12 (25.00%) .NET
3 12 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (25.00%) Retail
4 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
5 9 (18.75%) Selenium
5 9 (18.75%) Automation Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 8 (16.67%) Degree
6 8 (16.67%) BDD
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) ISEB
7 7 (14.58%) Line Management
7 7 (14.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (12.50%) API Testing
8 6 (12.50%) User Stories
8 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
8 6 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (12.50%) TDD
9 5 (10.42%) Banking
9 5 (10.42%) Use Case
9 5 (10.42%) Web Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (10.42%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.42%) Scrum

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 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Mimecast
3 3 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) DB2
3 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 4 (8.33%) Robot Framework
4 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.08%) Axure RP
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Development Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Head of Development
5 6 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Development Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Manager
6 5 (10.42%) .NET Development Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Business IT Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) IT Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) IT Business Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Portfolio Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Test Leader
6 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Developer
7 4 (8.33%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.25%) Node.js
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) XML
6 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (2.08%) HTML
6 1 (2.08%) jQuery
6 1 (2.08%) REST
6 1 (2.08%) RESTful
6 1 (2.08%) Visualforce
6 1 (2.08%) WCF
6 1 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.33%) iPad
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) AS400
4 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.17%) iSeries
5 1 (2.08%) FMCG
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 9 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 8 (16.67%) BDD
5 8 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (14.58%) Line Management
7 6 (12.50%) API Testing
7 6 (12.50%) TDD
7 6 (12.50%) User Stories
8 5 (10.42%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 5 (10.42%) DSDM
8 5 (10.42%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (10.42%) Prototyping
8 5 (10.42%) Scrum
8 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.42%) UML
8 5 (10.42%) Use Case
8 5 (10.42%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C#
1 17 (35.42%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) Java
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.25%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) RPG
4 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) ISEB
3 2 (4.17%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.17%) IBM
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Informatica
4 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London or Luton
Williams Lea Tag
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago