Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 73 47
Rank change year-on-year +15 -26 +58
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 23 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.12% 2.09% 4.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.44% 13.37% 32.39%
Number of salaries quoted 26 13 71
Bedfordshire median annual salary £63,750 £35,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +82.14% -41.67% +41.18%
10th Percentile £34,174 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £48,500 £85,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%

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 135 172 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.75% 15.59% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 98 121 191
Bedfordshire median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -4.76% +8.47%
10th Percentile £21,775 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £70,000 £77,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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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

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Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 +4 20 £67,500 +42.11% 3
Bedford -3 7 £35,007 +0.02% 1
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (75.76%) Project Management
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (54.55%) Marketing
3 18 (54.55%) Big Data
4 17 (51.52%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (51.52%) Analytics
4 17 (51.52%) PRINCE2
5 16 (48.48%) .NET
5 16 (48.48%) Scrum
6 14 (42.42%) Linux
6 14 (42.42%) CRM
7 11 (33.33%) Customer Analytics
7 11 (33.33%) Hadoop
7 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (30.30%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (24.24%) SAP
9 8 (24.24%) IBM
9 8 (24.24%) Cloudera
10 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
11 6 (18.18%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
11 6 (18.18%) Performance Management
12 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
12 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (15.15%) DevOps
12 5 (15.15%) SQL
13 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
14 3 (9.09%) Data Governance

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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 3 (9.09%) Apache Spark
1 3 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (51.52%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (54.55%) Big Data
2 11 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) HBase
3 1 (3.03%) Impala
3 1 (3.03%) Parquet
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (54.55%) Marketing
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Project Manager
2 11 (33.33%) Analytics Manager
2 11 (33.33%) Big Data Manager
2 11 (33.33%) Data Analytics Manager
3 8 (24.24%) Marketing Manager
3 8 (24.24%) Marketing Project Manager
4 6 (18.18%) Assistant Project Manager
5 5 (15.15%) Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Technical Manager
5 5 (15.15%) Technical Project Manager
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Manager
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Customer Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Data Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Head of Development
8 2 (6.06%) Programme Delivery Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Analytics Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Marketing Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Technical Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Avro
2 1 (3.03%) Kafka
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Project Management
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) Analytics
3 17 (51.52%) PRINCE2
4 16 (48.48%) Scrum
5 14 (42.42%) CRM
6 11 (33.33%) Customer Analytics
7 10 (30.30%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
9 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 6 (18.18%) Performance Management
10 5 (15.15%) DevOps
10 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
11 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Data Governance
12 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
12 3 (9.09%) Master Data Management
12 3 (9.09%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) PhD
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.03%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Cloudera
1 8 (24.24%) IBM
1 8 (24.24%) SAP
2 3 (9.09%) Alteryx
2 3 (9.09%) DataFlux
2 3 (9.09%) Talend
2 3 (9.09%) Trillium
3 2 (6.06%) Google
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft