Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 55 72
Rank change year-on-year +20 +17 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.38% 0.86% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 7.89% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 4
Bedford median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +25.93% +12.50%
Bedfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -41.67% +50.00% -3.61%

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 26 38 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 10.32% 10.89% 11.44%
Number of salaries quoted 21 33 56
Bedford median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £19,000 £32,500 £29,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £77,500 £65,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +10.73%

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 19 November 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Robotic Process Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) QMS
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) iPhone
3 2 (33.33%) Statistics
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Graphic Design
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (33.33%) Web Design
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Data Management
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
3 2 (33.33%) CSS

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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Applications Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior UI Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior UI/UX Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior UX Designer
2 2 (33.33%) UI Designer
2 2 (33.33%) UI/UX Designer
2 2 (33.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) CSS3
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) Material Design
1 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Graphic Design
1 2 (33.33%) iPhone
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Requirements Engineering
1 4 (66.67%) Robotic Process Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) QMS
2 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 2 (33.33%) Statistics
2 2 (33.33%) Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) COSHH
1 2 (33.33%) GMP
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Apple