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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 40 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 1.46% 2.84% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 50.00% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 2
Bedford median annual salary £41,500 £50,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.00% +29.03% +23.02%
10th Percentile £40,750 £26,875 £33,375
90th Percentile £42,250 £50,000 £43,125
Bedfordshire median annual salary £72,500 £33,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +119.70% -22.35% +13.33%

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 14 16 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 6.83% 5.67% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 29
Bedford median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -1.18% -10.53%
10th Percentile £37,650 £28,900 £22,650
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,600 £54,250
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

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 July 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 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001

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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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Quality Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP