Period
to 20 September 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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 42 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.28% 0.41% 1.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 6.25% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Bedford median annual salary £35,007 £28,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.03% -34.12% +30.77%
10th Percentile £34,174 £28,000 £35,125
90th Percentile £40,968 £28,000 £43,750
Bedfordshire median annual salary £67,500 £30,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +125.00% -33.33% +13.92%

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 12 16 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 4.92% 6.56% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 26
Bedford median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £34,174 £26,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,250 £58,125
Bedfordshire median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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

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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 September 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 (87.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Management
3 2 (25.00%) RIP
4 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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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 (25.00%) RIP
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Project Manager
2 5 (62.50%) Assistant Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Quality Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Management
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP