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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 45 79 68
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.63% 1.20% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.63% 9.17% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31 9 9
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
95 109 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.18% 13.10% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 92 101 108
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £55,000 £67,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +4 16 £56,250 - 2
Bedford +19 5 £35,000 -10.25% 3
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 55 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) Retail
3 27 (35.06%) Line Management
4 20 (25.97%) Waterfall
4 20 (25.97%) Portfolio Management
5 19 (24.68%) SQL
6 16 (20.78%) E-Commerce
6 16 (20.78%) Business Analysis
7 14 (18.18%) Selenium
7 14 (18.18%) Finance
8 13 (16.88%) C#
8 13 (16.88%) Test Automation
9 12 (15.58%) Automation Testing
10 11 (14.29%) DSDM
10 11 (14.29%) Degree
11 10 (12.99%) ISEB
12 9 (11.69%) Analytics
12 9 (11.69%) .NET
12 9 (11.69%) Test Scripting
13 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
13 8 (10.39%) API Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (9.09%) BDD
14 7 (9.09%) Robot Framework
14 7 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (9.09%) SDLC
14 7 (9.09%) Change Management
14 7 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (9.09%) T-SQL
14 7 (9.09%) Performance Testing

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 (2.60%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Unica
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) SaaS
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) DB2
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) Selenium
2 7 (9.09%) Robot Framework
3 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.19%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.60%) Appium
5 2 (2.60%) JMeter
5 2 (2.60%) NUnit
5 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.30%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 33 (42.86%) Retail
2 14 (18.18%) Finance
3 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.09%) Banking
5 5 (6.49%) Back Office
5 5 (6.49%) Legal
5 5 (6.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Automotive
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Analyst
2 35 (45.45%) Business Analyst
3 32 (41.56%) Lead Business Analyst
4 15 (19.48%) Business IT Analyst
4 15 (19.48%) IT Analyst
4 15 (19.48%) IT Business Analyst
5 14 (18.18%) Test Manager
6 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 10 (12.99%) Portfolio Analyst
7 9 (11.69%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (10.39%) QA Leader
8 8 (10.39%) Test Leader
9 7 (9.09%) Performance Manager
9 7 (9.09%) Performance Test Manager
9 7 (9.09%) Technical Manager
10 6 (7.79%) QA Manager
10 6 (7.79%) QA Test Manager
10 6 (7.79%) Test Analyst
11 5 (6.49%) Legal Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.90%) Node.js
4 2 (2.60%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) SOAP
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) CSS
5 1 (1.30%) HTML5
5 1 (1.30%) jQuery
5 1 (1.30%) REST
5 1 (1.30%) RESTful
5 1 (1.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (7.79%) iPad
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) AS400
5 2 (2.60%) iSeries
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) FMCG
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.30%) Unix
1 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.06%) Line Management
3 20 (25.97%) Portfolio Management
3 20 (25.97%) Waterfall
4 16 (20.78%) Business Analysis
4 16 (20.78%) E-Commerce
5 13 (16.88%) Test Automation
6 12 (15.58%) Automation Testing
7 11 (14.29%) DSDM
8 9 (11.69%) Analytics
8 9 (11.69%) Test Scripting
9 8 (10.39%) API Testing
10 7 (9.09%) BDD
10 7 (9.09%) Change Management
10 7 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 7 (9.09%) SDLC
10 7 (9.09%) Web Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Scrum
11 6 (7.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) C#
3 7 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 6 (7.79%) Java
5 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 3 (3.90%) Ruby
8 2 (2.60%) RPG
9 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.30%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Degree
2 10 (12.99%) ISEB
3 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) CITP
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (5.19%) IBM
2 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.60%) SAP
3 2 (2.60%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe
4 1 (1.30%) Apple
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
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