Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 35 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.51% 2.70% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 25.93% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 3
Bedford median annual salary £35,007 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.02% -17.65% +25.93%
10th Percentile £34,174 £35,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £35,841 £47,500 £43,750
Bedfordshire median annual salary £63,750 £35,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +82.14% -41.67% +50.00%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bedford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 16 27 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 5.73% 10.42% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 33
Bedford median annual salary £47,500 £36,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.14% -18.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £34,174 £19,725 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,000 £77,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £54,000 £50,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.46% -4.29% +8.47%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bedford

QA
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Bedford.

Salary trend for QA in Bedford

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (100.00%) Project Management
2 5 (71.43%) Risk Management
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) RIP

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) RIP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (71.43%) Assistant Project Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Project Management
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Management
2 5 (71.43%) Risk Management