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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 59 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.50% 0.89% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Average salary £38,750 £51,350 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.53% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
454 387 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 76.17% 69.23% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 381 301 296
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 19 (79.17%) ISEB
1 19 (79.17%) QA
2 14 (58.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 14 (58.33%) Back Office
2 14 (58.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (41.67%) SOA
5 10 (41.67%) ETL
5 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) ATDD
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Testing
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) Games
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) CSQE
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.50%) CSQA
9 2 (8.33%) Test Management
9 2 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (8.33%) Electronics
9 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (58.33%) Back Office
2 4 (16.67%) Games
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Tester
1 8 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 6 (25.00%) Test Consultant
2 6 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Software Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) QA Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 14 (58.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (41.67%) SOA
2 10 (41.67%) ETL
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) ATDD
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.17%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) VBScript
2 2 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) CSQA
2 3 (12.50%) CSQE
3 2 (8.33%) HNC
3 2 (8.33%) HND
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (79.17%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) HP