Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 21 45
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 5.79% 5.26% 2.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.00% 29.41% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 9
Bedford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £39,835 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £48,000 £50,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +14.29%

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 40 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 12.86% 17.89% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 34 30 32
Bedford median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% -20.91% +14.58%
10th Percentile £33,002 £27,775 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,125 £77,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% - +10.00%

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

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Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bedford over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 16 (88.89%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) System Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
2 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
2 11 (61.11%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (61.11%) Sage
2 11 (61.11%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (61.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (61.11%) Client/Server
2 11 (61.11%) Test Planning
2 11 (61.11%) Workday
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) RIP
4 2 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.11%) IIS
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) JBoss

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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 11 (61.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (88.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) QA Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Support Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Assistant Project Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Client/Server
1 11 (61.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) System Testing
1 11 (61.11%) Test Planning
1 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
1 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Sage
1 11 (61.11%) Salesforce.com
1 11 (61.11%) Workday
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle