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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 54 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.08% 4.69% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.81% 30.17% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 18 47 41
Average salary £36,250 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.65% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £30,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
119 179 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.38% 15.55% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 93 149 141
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £29,500 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,100 £67,500
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -7 16 £39,000 -17.89%
Bedford -10 3 £32,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
4 15 (27.27%) .NET
5 14 (25.45%) HTML
5 14 (25.45%) CSS
6 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
7 11 (20.00%) C#
7 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.36%) MS Office
9 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (16.36%) Mobile App
9 9 (16.36%) SDLC
10 8 (14.55%) Asset Management
10 8 (14.55%) UML
10 8 (14.55%) Project Management
11 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
11 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
11 7 (12.73%) Change Management
11 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
11 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (10.91%) Finance
12 6 (10.91%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (10.91%) JIRA
12 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
12 6 (10.91%) CRM
12 6 (10.91%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (7.27%) SAS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.36%) MS Office
3 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) JIRA
2 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (5.45%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) NUnit
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Analyst
2 14 (25.45%) Architect
3 10 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (14.55%) QA Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Business Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Data Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Lead Architect
8 4 (7.27%) SAP Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Data Architect
8 4 (7.27%) IT Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Applications Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.45%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 14 (25.45%) CSS
2 14 (25.45%) HTML
3 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (9.09%) jQuery
4 5 (9.09%) HTML5
4 5 (9.09%) CSS3
5 3 (5.45%) Ajax
5 3 (5.45%) CakePHP
6 2 (3.64%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) W3C
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) AIX
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (16.36%) SDLC
3 8 (14.55%) Asset Management
3 8 (14.55%) UML
3 8 (14.55%) Project Management
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
4 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
5 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (10.91%) CRM
5 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
6 5 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.09%) Change Control
7 4 (7.27%) Statistical Modelling
7 4 (7.27%) Analytics
7 4 (7.27%) User Stories
7 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.27%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.27%) VB
4 4 (7.27%) C
5 3 (5.45%) PHP
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.91%) ISEB
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.64%) PMP
4 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.27%) Minitab
3 4 (7.27%) Teradata
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
Sandy, Bedfordshire
RSPB
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + 10% BONUS
Posted: 17 days ago