The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 5.98% 2.34% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 21.82% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 31 12 14
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,200 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
63 55 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 10.47% 10.72% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 52 48 54
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

QA
Salary Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Coventry region.

QA Salary Trend in Coventry

QA
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Coventry

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 51 (49.04%) SQL
2 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (30.77%) ISEB
4 31 (29.81%) Scrum
5 30 (28.85%) Retail
6 25 (24.04%) Java
7 24 (23.08%) XML
8 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 20 (19.23%) Coaching
9 19 (18.27%) Software Testing
10 16 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (14.42%) OO
12 14 (13.46%) Back Office
12 14 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (11.54%) ISTQB
13 12 (11.54%) CSQE
14 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
14 10 (9.62%) Project Management
14 10 (9.62%) SharePoint
14 10 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (9.62%) SOA
14 10 (9.62%) ETL
14 10 (9.62%) Line Management
15 9 (8.65%) HTML
15 9 (8.65%) German Language
16 8 (7.69%) WebSphere
16 8 (7.69%) UML
16 8 (7.69%) Windows
16 8 (7.69%) CSS
16 8 (7.69%) JUnit

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.96%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.96%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) JUnit
2 4 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.92%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.96%) Selenium
5 1 (0.96%) FitNesse
General
1 30 (28.85%) Retail
2 14 (13.46%) Back Office
3 9 (8.65%) German Language
4 7 (6.73%) Games
5 6 (5.77%) Automotive
6 3 (2.88%) Marketing
7 2 (1.92%) Finance
8 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (20.19%) QA Manager
2 19 (18.27%) Tester
3 17 (16.35%) Project Manager
4 14 (13.46%) Quality Manager
5 13 (12.50%) Development Manager
5 13 (12.50%) Development Project Manager
6 12 (11.54%) Developer
7 11 (10.58%) Senior Tester
8 9 (8.65%) Test Manager
8 9 (8.65%) Software Manager
8 9 (8.65%) Software Development Manager
8 9 (8.65%) Software Project Manager
8 9 (8.65%) Java Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Software Development Project Manager
9 8 (7.69%) Software Tester
9 8 (7.69%) Consultant
10 6 (5.77%) Test Consultant
10 6 (5.77%) Agile Project Manager
11 4 (3.85%) Lead Tester
11 4 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.08%) XML
2 9 (8.65%) HTML
3 8 (7.69%) CSS
4 7 (6.73%) J2EE
5 3 (2.88%) .NET
6 1 (0.96%) Spring
6 1 (0.96%) J2SE
6 1 (0.96%) Struts
6 1 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.92%) Firmware
3 1 (0.96%) Economics
3 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (1.92%) UNIX
3 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.81%) Scrum
3 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
3 20 (19.23%) Coaching
4 19 (18.27%) Software Testing
5 16 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (14.42%) OO
7 14 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
8 10 (9.62%) Project Management
8 10 (9.62%) SOA
8 10 (9.62%) ETL
8 10 (9.62%) Line Management
9 8 (7.69%) UML
9 8 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 7 (6.73%) Performance Testing
10 7 (6.73%) Automated Testing
11 6 (5.77%) TDD
11 6 (5.77%) Product Management
11 6 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (49.04%) SQL
2 25 (24.04%) Java
3 3 (2.88%) C#
4 2 (1.92%) Jython
4 2 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (30.77%) ISEB
2 12 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 12 (11.54%) CSQE
3 3 (2.88%) CSQA
4 1 (0.96%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (3.85%) MKS
2 3 (2.88%) SAP
2 3 (2.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Huxley Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 17 days ago