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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 45 38
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford - 0.48% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 7.69% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £42,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2 13 44
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 1.60% 6.19% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 31
Median salary £49,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £35,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £49,900 £55,000 £76,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 22 June 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 Bedford region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (44.44%) TDD
1 4 (44.44%) Drupal
1 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
1 4 (44.44%) RESTful
1 4 (44.44%) LESS
1 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
1 4 (44.44%) User Stories
1 4 (44.44%) Grunt
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) Bower
2 2 (22.22%) Highcharts JS
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Governance
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team Management
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
2 2 (22.22%) API Design
2 2 (22.22%) API Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) PHPUnit
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) WebSockets
2 2 (22.22%) PhoneGap
2 2 (22.22%) HTML

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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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) Drupal
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Grunt
2 2 (22.22%) Bower
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
2 2 (22.22%) PHPUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Appium
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Angular Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (22.22%) Health and Safety Manager
2 2 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (22.22%) HTML Developer
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
2 2 (22.22%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Software Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
1 4 (44.44%) LESS
1 4 (44.44%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) Highcharts JS
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) LAMP
2 2 (22.22%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) PhoneGap
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) WebSockets
3 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) TDD
1 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
1 4 (44.44%) User Stories
2 2 (22.22%) API Design
2 2 (22.22%) API Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Governance
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team Management
2 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) API Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Information Management
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Xamarin