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

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 80 82
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 43 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.04% 1.29% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.25% 11.21% 7.35%
Number of salaries quoted 41 13 7
Median salary £62,500 £52,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +26.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £41,900
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
122 116 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.30% 11.54% 13.70%
Number of salaries quoted 112 104 119
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £35,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £56,750
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +6.02%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -3 20 £60,000 +9.09% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 52 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (42.50%) Retail
3 27 (33.75%) Line Management
4 22 (27.50%) Waterfall
5 20 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
5 20 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 16 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 15 (18.75%) SQL
8 14 (17.50%) C#
9 11 (13.75%) DSDM
9 11 (13.75%) Degree
9 11 (13.75%) Selenium
10 10 (12.50%) Finance
10 10 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 9 (11.25%) Analytics
11 9 (11.25%) ISEB
11 9 (11.25%) .NET
12 8 (10.00%) Test Automation
13 7 (8.75%) Web Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
13 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
13 7 (8.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (8.75%) Scrum
13 7 (8.75%) API Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (7.50%) Robot Framework
14 6 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (7.50%) BDD
14 6 (7.50%) iPad

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 2 (2.50%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Unica
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Mimecast
2 4 (5.00%) SaaS
3 2 (2.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.50%) DB2
2 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Selenium
2 6 (7.50%) Robot Framework
3 3 (3.75%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.75%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.50%) JMeter
5 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 34 (42.50%) Retail
2 10 (12.50%) Finance
3 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.25%) Back Office
4 5 (6.25%) Legal
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (48.75%) Analyst
2 35 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 32 (40.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 15 (18.75%) Business IT Analyst
4 15 (18.75%) IT Analyst
4 15 (18.75%) IT Business Analyst
5 13 (16.25%) Test Manager
6 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 10 (12.50%) Portfolio Analyst
7 9 (11.25%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (8.75%) Test Leader
9 6 (7.50%) Development Manager
9 6 (7.50%) Performance Manager
9 6 (7.50%) QA Leader
9 6 (7.50%) QA Manager
9 6 (7.50%) Senior Development Manager
9 6 (7.50%) Senior Manager
9 6 (7.50%) Technical Manager
9 6 (7.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) .NET
2 4 (5.00%) Web Services
3 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.75%) Node.js
4 2 (2.50%) HTML
4 2 (2.50%) RESTful
4 2 (2.50%) SOAP
4 2 (2.50%) XML
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) HTML5
5 1 (1.25%) jQuery
5 1 (1.25%) REST
5 1 (1.25%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) iPad
3 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) AS400
4 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.50%) iSeries
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) FMCG
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Line Management
3 22 (27.50%) Waterfall
4 20 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 20 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
5 16 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 11 (13.75%) DSDM
7 10 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Analytics
9 8 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.75%) API Testing
10 7 (8.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (8.75%) Scrum
10 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.75%) Web Testing
11 6 (7.50%) BDD
11 6 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (7.50%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.50%) Prototyping
11 6 (7.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) SQL
2 14 (17.50%) C#
3 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.25%) Java
4 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) Python
5 3 (3.75%) Ruby
6 2 (2.50%) RPG
7 1 (1.25%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) ISEB
3 2 (2.50%) CITP
4 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) IBM
2 4 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) Informatica
4 1 (1.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
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