The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 39 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.60% 3.62% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.55% 22.29% 40.22%
Number of salaries quoted 46 38 33
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £27,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £78,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
145 175 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.58% 16.23% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 121 152 86
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £27,350 £31,350
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £69,550 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
East of England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +5 30 £47,500 +58.33%
Bedford -16 8 £35,750 -10.62%
Dunstable +3 1 £35,000 +29.62% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 31 (31.31%) SQL Server
2 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.23%) SQL
4 22 (22.22%) Scrum
5 21 (21.21%) Project Management
6 20 (20.20%) Test Scripting
7 19 (19.19%) Selenium
7 19 (19.19%) ISEB
7 19 (19.19%) C#
7 19 (19.19%) Windows
7 19 (19.19%) Automated Testing
8 18 (18.18%) .NET
8 18 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 16 (16.16%) Test Management
9 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
10 14 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (14.14%) Degree
11 12 (12.12%) ISTQB
11 12 (12.12%) Marketing
11 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
11 12 (12.12%) BDD
11 12 (12.12%) Retail
11 12 (12.12%) Risk Management
11 12 (12.12%) Service Delivery
12 11 (11.11%) TDD
12 11 (11.11%) Waterfall
13 10 (10.10%) Change Management
13 10 (10.10%) MVC
13 10 (10.10%) Finance
13 10 (10.10%) Visual Studio

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 6 (6.06%) CMS
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
3 2 (2.02%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.02%) Liferay
4 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) MS Project
3 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) Wireless
2 1 (1.01%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (31.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) MySQL
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (19.19%) Selenium
2 10 (10.10%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.05%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.05%) JMeter
5 4 (4.04%) JIRA
5 4 (4.04%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (4.04%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (4.04%) Zephyr
6 3 (3.03%) FogBugz
6 3 (3.03%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.02%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.01%) Gradle
8 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.01%) MSTest
8 1 (1.01%) QADirector
8 1 (1.01%) RSpec
General
1 12 (12.12%) Retail
1 12 (12.12%) Marketing
2 10 (10.10%) Finance
3 7 (7.07%) Banking
4 6 (6.06%) Legal
5 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.03%) Local Government
6 3 (3.03%) Automotive
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.21%) Analyst
2 16 (16.16%) QA Leader
3 12 (12.12%) Test Leader
4 10 (10.10%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Coordinator
5 7 (7.07%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Test Coordinator
6 6 (6.06%) QA Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Configuration Manager
7 5 (5.05%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.05%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Service Performance Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Data Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.04%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (4.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.18%) .NET
2 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.06%) Web Services
3 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.04%) jQuery
5 3 (3.03%) WCF
5 3 (3.03%) XML
5 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.02%) HTML
7 1 (1.01%) WPF
7 1 (1.01%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.01%) HTML5
7 1 (1.01%) REST
7 1 (1.01%) CSS3
7 1 (1.01%) JSTL
7 1 (1.01%) XSD
7 1 (1.01%) CSS
7 1 (1.01%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Client/Server
1 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.05%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.05%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.04%) Wiki
3 4 (4.04%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.03%) EMV
5 1 (1.01%) EPoS
5 1 (1.01%) AS400
5 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.01%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.19%) Windows
2 4 (4.04%) Linux
2 4 (4.04%) Android
2 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Scrum
3 21 (21.21%) Project Management
4 20 (20.20%) Test Scripting
5 19 (19.19%) Automated Testing
6 18 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 16 (16.16%) Test Management
8 14 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 12 (12.12%) BDD
9 12 (12.12%) Risk Management
9 12 (12.12%) Service Delivery
10 11 (11.11%) TDD
10 11 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 10 (10.10%) Change Management
11 10 (10.10%) MVC
12 9 (9.09%) Quality Management
12 9 (9.09%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.08%) ITIL
13 8 (8.08%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.23%) SQL
2 19 (19.19%) C#
3 9 (9.09%) C++
4 6 (6.06%) Java
4 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.04%) Ruby
6 3 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.02%) VBA
7 2 (2.02%) C
8 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.01%) VB
8 1 (1.01%) XAML
8 1 (1.01%) VB6
8 1 (1.01%) RPG
Qualifications
1 19 (19.19%) ISEB
2 14 (14.14%) Degree
3 12 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 8 (8.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.02%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.01%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.04%) Talend
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle
4 2 (2.02%) JBoss
5 1 (1.01%) IBM
5 1 (1.01%) SAP
5 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.01%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.01%) hybris
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