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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 5.97% - 2.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 4
Median salary £50,000 - £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 12 23 28
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 8.96% 12.30% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 22
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £33,250 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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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

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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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 5 (38.46%) SQL
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Drupal
2 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) LESS
2 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
2 4 (30.77%) User Stories
2 4 (30.77%) Grunt
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) NUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Information Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Node.js
4 2 (15.38%) CSS3

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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 (30.77%) Drupal
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Grunt
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Appium
3 2 (15.38%) Bower
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) NUnit
3 2 (15.38%) PHPUnit
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Software Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Angular Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (15.38%) Health and Safety Manager
3 2 (15.38%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (15.38%) HTML Developer
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
3 2 (15.38%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Software Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
1 4 (30.77%) LESS
1 4 (30.77%) RESTful
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) CSS3
3 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 2 (15.38%) Highcharts JS
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) LAMP
3 2 (15.38%) Node.js
3 2 (15.38%) PhoneGap
3 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (15.38%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
2 4 (30.77%) User Stories
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Testing
4 2 (15.38%) API Design
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Information Management
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Xamarin
2 1 (7.69%) SAP