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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 35 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.31% 3.22% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.19% 23.33% 38.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9 24 36
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,250 £97,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
91 150 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.96% 13.81% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 76 119 93
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,150 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,125
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.34%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -8 8 £42,000 +5.00% 2
Bedford 0 1 £42,500 +34.92%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
4 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
4 5 (29.41%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) JIRA
7 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
7 2 (11.76%) IBM

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 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Appium
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.88%) Testopia
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
3 5 (29.41%) QA Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Software Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Test Manager
6 2 (11.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Software QA Tester
6 2 (11.76%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) UAT Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
3 5 (29.41%) BDD
3 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
3 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) CBAP
4 1 (5.88%) IIBA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.88%) Rally
2 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: Yesterday
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