Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 47 105
Rank change year-on-year -27 +58 -27
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 80 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.10% 4.93% 1.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.37% 32.79% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13 71 35
Bedfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.67% +50.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £48,500 £85,000 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%

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 172 244 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.68% 15.04% 13.82%
Number of salaries quoted 121 189 232
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,700
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.80% +10.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,700 £25,100
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £67,500
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

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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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -9 13 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Bedford +18 6 £35,000 -17.65%
Dunstable -15 4 £30,000 -40.00%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Marketing
4 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Retail
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (26.09%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (26.09%) Selenium
6 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
6 6 (26.09%) SDLC
6 6 (26.09%) Personalization
7 5 (21.74%) QA Automation
7 5 (21.74%) SDET
7 5 (21.74%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (21.74%) User Experience
7 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
7 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
7 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 5 (21.74%) Content Management
7 5 (21.74%) HP
7 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
7 5 (21.74%) C#
7 5 (21.74%) HTML
7 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) Web Design
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management

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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 2 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Datadog
1 1 (4.35%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) SMS
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
2 5 (21.74%) Karma Test Runner
2 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
4 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.04%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.35%) CircleCI
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) JMeter
5 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.35%) Testopia
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Marketing
3 7 (30.43%) Retail
4 3 (13.04%) Back Office
5 2 (8.70%) Legal
5 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (4.35%) Banking
6 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Business Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) QA Automation Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) QA Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Development Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Development Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Junior
3 3 (13.04%) Junior QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Business Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Applications Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior UI Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) UI Designer
4 2 (8.70%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) EJB
2 3 (13.04%) J2EE
2 3 (13.04%) JDBC
2 3 (13.04%) JMS
2 3 (13.04%) Servlets
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) CSS3
3 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 2 (8.70%) Material Design
3 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (21.74%) User Experience
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (8.70%) Graphic Design
5 2 (8.70%) iPhone
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Social Media
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (26.09%) Personalization
3 6 (26.09%) SDLC
3 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) Content Management
4 5 (21.74%) QA Automation
4 5 (21.74%) SDET
4 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
4 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
4 5 (21.74%) Web Design
5 4 (17.39%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Requirements Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) Robotic Process Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
1 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) COSHH
1 2 (8.70%) GMP
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Consul
1 1 (4.35%) Graphite
1 1 (4.35%) Graylog
1 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (13.04%) hybris
3 3 (13.04%) Perforce
3 3 (13.04%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (13.04%) Selligent
4 2 (8.70%) Apple
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Splunk