Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 50 61
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 45 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.28% 4.47% 3.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.50% 28.13% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 38 41 13
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £72,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.93% +141.67% -29.41%
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,500 £22,350
90th Percentile £112,500 £83,000 £45,650
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 200 160 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 20.88% 15.89% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 167 126 97
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £20,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £83,000 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%

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

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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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -10 18 £75,000 +3.45% 1
Bedford +18 16 £40,000 -3.61% 3
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 36 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
3 14 (34.15%) Project Management
4 13 (31.71%) Finance
4 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
4 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (31.71%) Waterfall
4 13 (31.71%) Change Control
4 13 (31.71%) Agile Project Management
4 13 (31.71%) Line Management
4 13 (31.71%) Software Delivery
4 13 (31.71%) Project Delivery
5 10 (24.39%) Scrum
6 9 (21.95%) Retail
7 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
8 6 (14.63%) DevOps
8 6 (14.63%) BDD
9 5 (12.20%) Azure
9 5 (12.20%) SpecFlow
9 5 (12.20%) Selenium
9 5 (12.20%) C#
9 5 (12.20%) Java
9 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
10 4 (9.76%) XML
10 4 (9.76%) MySQL
10 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
10 4 (9.76%) DB2
10 4 (9.76%) OOP

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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:

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Azure
2 3 (7.32%) AWS
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.88%) Serverless
4 1 (2.44%) AWS IoT
4 1 (2.44%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) DB2
1 4 (9.76%) MySQL
1 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
1 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (4.88%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Selenium
1 5 (12.20%) SpecFlow
2 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.32%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.44%) TestRail
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
1 13 (31.71%) Automation Analyst
1 13 (31.71%) Process Analyst
1 13 (31.71%) Process Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Head of QA
2 8 (19.51%) Head of Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Digital Product Owner
3 7 (17.07%) Product Owner
4 4 (9.76%) QA Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Quality Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior QA Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Recruitment Resourcer
5 3 (7.32%) Resourcer
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Lead DevOps
6 2 (4.88%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (2.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) JSON
1 4 (9.76%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.44%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) Swagger
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Social Media
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Native
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
3 14 (34.15%) Project Management
4 13 (31.71%) Agile Project Management
4 13 (31.71%) Change Control
4 13 (31.71%) Line Management
4 13 (31.71%) Project Delivery
4 13 (31.71%) Software Delivery
4 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (31.71%) Waterfall
5 10 (24.39%) Scrum
6 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
7 6 (14.63%) BDD
7 6 (14.63%) DevOps
8 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) OO
9 4 (9.76%) OOP
9 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) C#
1 5 (12.20%) Java
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Ansible
1 2 (4.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.88%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.44%) Google