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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 52 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.72% 4.32% 3.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.81% 43.70% 32.79%
Number of salaries quoted 29 47 35
Average salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
151 119 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.37% 9.88% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 118 102 104
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £32,100 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +1 18 £43,250 -3.88% 1
Bedford +27 12 £31,500 -16.00%
Dunstable -3 3 £37,500 -29.24%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) SQL
3 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 12 (17.14%) .NET
5 11 (15.71%) HTML
5 11 (15.71%) CSS
6 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 10 (14.29%) Finance
6 10 (14.29%) Scrum
6 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 9 (12.86%) ISTQB
7 9 (12.86%) Mobile App
7 9 (12.86%) C#
7 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
7 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
7 9 (12.86%) ISEB
8 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.00%) Windows
10 6 (8.57%) Asset Management
10 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.57%) User Stories
11 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (7.14%) Marketing
11 5 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (7.14%) JIRA
11 5 (7.14%) System Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Change Management
11 5 (7.14%) OO
11 5 (7.14%) CRM

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (5.71%) SAS
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) Liferay
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) JBoss
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) MS Office
3 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) SMS
1 1 (1.43%) DHCP
1 1 (1.43%) DNS
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
1 1 (1.43%) Firewall
1 1 (1.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) MySQL
3 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) JIRA
2 4 (5.71%) Selenium
2 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.71%) Bugzilla
2 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.29%) NUnit
4 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.43%) JMeter
5 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) Analyst
2 24 (34.29%) Architect
2 24 (34.29%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (14.29%) IT Architect
4 9 (12.86%) QA Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Applications Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Applications Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Testing Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Business Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) .NET
2 11 (15.71%) CSS
2 11 (15.71%) HTML
3 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.71%) Ajax
4 4 (5.71%) CakePHP
4 4 (5.71%) jQuery
4 4 (5.71%) HTML5
4 4 (5.71%) CSS3
5 3 (4.29%) Flash
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) W3C
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) AIX
2 4 (5.71%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) UNIX
3 2 (2.86%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.29%) Scrum
2 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
4 6 (8.57%) Asset Management
4 6 (8.57%) User Stories
5 5 (7.14%) OO
5 5 (7.14%) CRM
5 5 (7.14%) Change Management
5 5 (7.14%) System Testing
6 4 (5.71%) Test Management
6 4 (5.71%) Change Control
6 4 (5.71%) Data Mapping
6 4 (5.71%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.71%) Performance Testing
6 4 (5.71%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.71%) Project Management
6 4 (5.71%) Quality Management
6 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) C#
2 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.71%) PHP
4 2 (2.86%) VB
4 2 (2.86%) C
5 1 (1.43%) C++
5 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) ISEB
1 9 (12.86%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.71%) Minitab
3 4 (5.71%) Teradata
4 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.43%) VMware
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Luton
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago