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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 38 83 43
Rank change year-on-year +45 -40  
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 5 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.98% 0.62% 3.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.24% 4.27% 26.04%
Number of salaries quoted 22 2 27
Median salary £43,750 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.52% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £36,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £36,000 £60,000
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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 59 117 169
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 9.19% 14.44% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 40 99 129
Median salary £46,750 £51,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.22% +14.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £41,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,700 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +16 17 £38,000 +5.55% 2
Bedford - 9 £50,000 -
QA
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.84%) Retail
3 19 (25.00%) Line Management
4 18 (23.68%) Test Automation
4 18 (23.68%) Waterfall
5 16 (21.05%) Portfolio Management
5 16 (21.05%) Finance
6 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
6 14 (18.42%) Selenium
7 13 (17.11%) Degree
7 13 (17.11%) Automation Testing
7 13 (17.11%) SQL
8 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 12 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (14.47%) SDLC
9 11 (14.47%) ISEB
9 11 (14.47%) Business Analysis
10 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
11 9 (11.84%) Functional Testing
11 9 (11.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (10.53%) JMeter
12 8 (10.53%) Analytics
12 8 (10.53%) DevOps
12 8 (10.53%) Test Planning
12 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
12 8 (10.53%) Virtual Team
13 7 (9.21%) JIRA
13 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
13 7 (9.21%) CA Agile Central

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Top Related 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 4 (5.26%) Drupal
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Unica
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) DHCP
1 2 (2.63%) DNS
1 2 (2.63%) LAN
1 2 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.63%) WAN
1 2 (2.63%) WLAN
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) MySQL
1 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Selenium
2 8 (10.53%) JMeter
3 7 (9.21%) JIRA
4 6 (7.89%) Bugzilla
4 6 (7.89%) Testopia
5 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.26%) Grunt
5 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.95%) Robot Framework
6 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.63%) Appium
7 2 (2.63%) Bower
7 2 (2.63%) JUnit
7 2 (2.63%) NUnit
7 2 (2.63%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 28 (36.84%) Retail
2 16 (21.05%) Finance
3 6 (7.89%) Marketing
4 5 (6.58%) Back Office
5 4 (5.26%) Legal
5 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.95%) Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Advertising
7 1 (1.32%) Automotive
7 1 (1.32%) Electronics
7 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (44.74%) Analyst
2 27 (35.53%) Business Analyst
3 24 (31.58%) Lead Business Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) Business IT Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) IT Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) IT Business Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Test Leader
5 9 (11.84%) Test Manager
6 8 (10.53%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Automation Test Lead
7 7 (9.21%) Performance Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Performance Test Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Technical Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Technical Test Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Portfolio Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Commercial Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Commercial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) RESTful
2 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.26%) LESS
2 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) HTML
3 3 (3.95%) HTML5
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (2.63%) CSS
4 2 (2.63%) CSS3
4 2 (2.63%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.63%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (2.63%) LAMP
4 2 (2.63%) Node.js
4 2 (2.63%) PhoneGap
4 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.63%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.32%) JDBC
5 1 (1.32%) JMS
5 1 (1.32%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.53%) Virtual Team
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) iPad
5 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.32%) Linux
1 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) Line Management
3 18 (23.68%) Test Automation
3 18 (23.68%) Waterfall
4 16 (21.05%) Portfolio Management
5 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
6 13 (17.11%) Automation Testing
7 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 12 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (14.47%) Business Analysis
8 11 (14.47%) SDLC
9 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (11.84%) Functional Testing
11 8 (10.53%) Analytics
11 8 (10.53%) DevOps
11 8 (10.53%) Test Planning
12 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
12 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (7.89%) Change Management
13 6 (7.89%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 5 (6.58%) C#
3 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.95%) PHP
3 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.63%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) C++
5 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.32%) Perl
5 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 11 (14.47%) ISEB
3 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) PMO
2 1 (1.32%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) IBM
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) SAP
3 2 (2.63%) TIBCO
3 2 (2.63%) webMethods
3 2 (2.63%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.32%) Apple
4 1 (1.32%) hybris
4 1 (1.32%) Perforce
4 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum + share option scheme + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago