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

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 79 69
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10  
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 11 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.99% 1.22% 2.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.00% 11.11% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 21
Median salary - £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 80 99 189
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 13.27% 10.96% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 44 87 156
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
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

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

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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 June 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 +14 12 - - 5
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (36.36%) Waterfall
2 16 (36.36%) SDLC
3 15 (34.09%) Degree
4 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (29.55%) JIRA
5 13 (29.55%) ISEB
5 13 (29.55%) CA Agile Central
6 12 (27.27%) DevOps
6 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (27.27%) Retail
7 11 (25.00%) Finance
8 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
8 10 (22.73%) Selenium
8 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
8 10 (22.73%) Virtual Team
9 9 (20.45%) Test Management
9 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
9 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 8 (18.18%) Contract Management
10 8 (18.18%) Scorecard
10 8 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (18.18%) Defect Management
10 8 (18.18%) Test Planning
10 8 (18.18%) Testopia

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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 4 (9.09%) Drupal
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.82%) Datadog
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 2 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) JIRA
2 10 (22.73%) Selenium
3 8 (18.18%) Bugzilla
3 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 8 (18.18%) JMeter
3 8 (18.18%) Testopia
4 6 (13.64%) Subversion
5 4 (9.09%) Grunt
6 3 (6.82%) CircleCI
6 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.55%) Bower
7 2 (4.55%) JUnit
7 2 (4.55%) PHPUnit
8 1 (2.27%) Appium
8 1 (2.27%) NUnit
8 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (27.27%) Retail
2 11 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (13.64%) Marketing
4 5 (11.36%) Back Office
5 3 (6.82%) Banking
5 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Test Leader
3 8 (18.18%) Automation Test Lead
4 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Development Manager
6 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Lead Business Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.55%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Web Services
2 5 (11.36%) EJB
2 5 (11.36%) J2EE
2 5 (11.36%) JDBC
2 5 (11.36%) JMS
2 5 (11.36%) Servlets
3 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 4 (9.09%) LESS
3 4 (9.09%) RESTful
4 3 (6.82%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (4.55%) CSS
5 2 (4.55%) CSS3
5 2 (4.55%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (4.55%) HTML
5 2 (4.55%) HTML5
5 2 (4.55%) Node.js
5 2 (4.55%) PhoneGap
5 2 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.55%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 10 (22.73%) Virtual Team
3 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (11.36%) User Experience
5 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) SDLC
2 16 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (27.27%) DevOps
4 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Test Management
5 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
6 8 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (18.18%) Contract Management
6 8 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 8 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Resource Management
6 8 (18.18%) Scorecard
6 8 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 7 (15.91%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.55%) PHP
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Degree
2 13 (29.55%) ISEB
3 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
4 8 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.82%) AWS Certification
6 2 (4.55%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Ansible
1 3 (6.82%) Consul
1 3 (6.82%) Graphite
1 3 (6.82%) Graylog
1 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
1 3 (6.82%) Nagios
1 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.82%) Puppet
1 3 (6.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (11.36%) hybris
2 5 (11.36%) Perforce
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) Splunk
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.55%) webMethods
6 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
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