The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 62 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 2.08% 0.16% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 0.18% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 6
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +32.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £44,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £44,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
672 551 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 87.50% 85.69% 81.73%
Number of salaries quoted 558 444 331
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Coventry

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Coventry

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 22 (78.57%) QA
2 14 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 13 (46.43%) Automated Testing
4 12 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
5 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) Scrum
5 11 (39.29%) Java
5 11 (39.29%) Ruby
5 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
6 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 10 (35.71%) Selenium
6 10 (35.71%) Automation Testing
7 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
7 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
7 9 (32.14%) BDD
7 9 (32.14%) RSpec
7 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (32.14%) Perl
7 9 (32.14%) Ant
7 9 (32.14%) TDD
7 9 (32.14%) Retail
8 8 (28.57%) SOAP
8 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 8 (28.57%) Mercurial
8 8 (28.57%) WATIR
8 8 (28.57%) JIRA
8 8 (28.57%) Hudson

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Ant
2 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
2 9 (32.14%) RSpec
3 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 8 (28.57%) Hudson
3 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 8 (28.57%) JIRA
3 8 (28.57%) Mercurial
3 8 (28.57%) WATIR
4 1 (3.57%) Concordion
General
1 9 (32.14%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Automotive
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) German Language
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Analyst
1 20 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 17 (60.71%) QA Analyst
2 17 (60.71%) QA Test Analyst
3 15 (53.57%) Software Analyst
3 15 (53.57%) Software Test Analyst
4 14 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
4 14 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 13 (46.43%) Test Engineer
6 10 (35.71%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (35.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (32.14%) QA Engineer
7 9 (32.14%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (28.57%) QA Test Engineer
9 7 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
10 6 (21.43%) QA Automation Engineer
11 5 (17.86%) Manual Test Analyst
11 5 (17.86%) QA Leader
12 4 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
12 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) REST
1 8 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 13 (46.43%) Automated Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) Scrum
4 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
5 10 (35.71%) Automation Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 9 (32.14%) BDD
6 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (32.14%) TDD
7 8 (28.57%) QA Automation
8 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (10.71%) SDLC
9 3 (10.71%) Validation
10 2 (7.14%) OO
11 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
11 1 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
1 11 (39.29%) Ruby
2 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
2 9 (32.14%) Perl
3 3 (10.71%) MATLAB
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (78.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle