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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 23 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 2.38% 3.83% 4.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.79% 41.82% 53.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 23
Average salary £39,500 £55,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.18% +27.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £25,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
56 55 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 8.89% 9.17% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 44 35 38
Average salary £41,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 18 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Coventry

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) SQL
3 16 (31.37%) Scrum
4 14 (27.45%) ISEB
5 12 (23.53%) Retail
5 12 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 10 (19.61%) Java
7 8 (15.69%) Line Management
8 7 (13.73%) Project Management
9 6 (11.76%) XML
9 6 (11.76%) OO
9 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
10 5 (9.80%) J2EE
10 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
11 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
11 4 (7.84%) Data Management
11 4 (7.84%) Data Analysis
11 4 (7.84%) TDD
11 4 (7.84%) Performance Management
11 4 (7.84%) Data Protection
11 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.84%) Product Management
11 4 (7.84%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (7.84%) Selenium
11 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
12 3 (5.88%) Performance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.96%) SAP PP
1 1 (1.96%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Selenium
2 3 (5.88%) JUnit
3 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (23.53%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
2 2 (3.92%) German Language
2 2 (3.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Tester
1 11 (21.57%) Senior Tester
2 9 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 7 (13.73%) QA Leader
3 7 (13.73%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.76%) Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.80%) QA Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Development Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Quality Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Lead Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Development Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Software Manager
8 2 (3.92%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (3.92%) Campaign Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) XML
2 5 (9.80%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) Struts
3 1 (1.96%) XSLT
3 1 (1.96%) J2SE
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
1 4 (7.84%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) UNIX
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Scrum
3 8 (15.69%) Line Management
4 7 (13.73%) Project Management
5 6 (11.76%) OO
5 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.84%) Product Management
7 4 (7.84%) TDD
7 4 (7.84%) Data Management
7 4 (7.84%) Data Analysis
7 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (7.84%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) ISEB
2 12 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 2 (3.92%) CSQE
4 1 (1.96%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) SAP
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft