Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 53 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +51
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 28 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.39% 3.17% 5.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.51% 17.61% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 43 27 67
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £34,174 £31,850 £35,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £71,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 146 159 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.92% 18.01% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 110 142 191
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,525 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,125 £77,375 £73,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bedfordshire

QA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for QA in Bedfordshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Bedfordshire

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Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -8 18 £67,500 -3.57% 8
Bedford -12 16 £42,500 -5.56% 4
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (47.83%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (39.13%) Project Management
4 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
4 17 (36.96%) Test Strategy
5 16 (34.78%) System Testing
5 16 (34.78%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (34.78%) Sage
5 16 (34.78%) SharePoint
5 16 (34.78%) Client/Server
5 16 (34.78%) Test Planning
5 16 (34.78%) Workday
6 13 (28.26%) Big Data
6 13 (28.26%) .NET
6 13 (28.26%) Marketing
7 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (26.09%) PRINCE2
7 12 (26.09%) Scrum
7 12 (26.09%) Analytics
8 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (21.74%) Linux
8 10 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (19.57%) Hadoop
9 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
9 9 (19.57%) CRM
10 8 (17.39%) IBM
10 8 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
10 8 (17.39%) Cloudera
10 8 (17.39%) Customer Analytics

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 16 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) SAS
3 2 (4.35%) CMS
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) Umbraco
3 2 (4.35%) WordPress
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) npm
4 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) Big Data
2 9 (19.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) HBase
3 1 (2.17%) Impala
3 1 (2.17%) Parquet
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Bower
1 2 (4.35%) Grunt
1 2 (4.35%) gulp
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (47.83%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Analyst
2 18 (39.13%) Support Analyst
3 16 (34.78%) Project Manager
3 16 (34.78%) QA Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Analytics Manager
4 8 (17.39%) Big Data Manager
4 8 (17.39%) Data Analytics Manager
4 8 (17.39%) Marketing Manager
4 8 (17.39%) Marketing Project Manager
5 6 (13.04%) Assistant Project Manager
5 6 (13.04%) Financial Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Service Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) SharePoint Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) SharePoint Support
6 3 (6.52%) Customer Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Business Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Technical Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) Ajax
2 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) CSS3
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) HTML5
2 2 (4.35%) JSON
2 2 (4.35%) Node.js
2 2 (4.35%) Sass
2 2 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) XSLT
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Avro
3 1 (2.17%) Kafka
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Client/Server
2 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (4.35%) User Experience
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) Project Management
3 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
3 17 (36.96%) Test Strategy
4 16 (34.78%) System Testing
4 16 (34.78%) Test Planning
5 12 (26.09%) Analytics
5 12 (26.09%) PRINCE2
5 12 (26.09%) Scrum
6 10 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (19.57%) CRM
7 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
8 8 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
8 8 (17.39%) Customer Analytics
9 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
9 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (15.22%) Risk Management
10 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
10 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
11 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) CoffeeScript
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
2 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Sage
1 16 (34.78%) Salesforce.com
1 16 (34.78%) Workday
2 8 (17.39%) Cloudera
2 8 (17.39%) IBM
3 5 (10.87%) SAP
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) Alteryx
5 3 (6.52%) DataFlux
5 3 (6.52%) Talend
5 3 (6.52%) Trillium
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle