Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £28,750 in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Tester
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 109 114
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.14% 0.066% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.070% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Coventry median annual salary £28,750 £47,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.83% +44.62% +30.00%
10th Percentile £22,375 £47,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £36,125 £47,000 £33,750
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +7.14%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Coventry. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Coventry
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1348 1428 1523
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 96.29% 94.95% 94.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 1209 1251
Coventry median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,400 £24,400 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,000 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Coventry

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Coventry

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Coventry

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Coventry over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Coventry

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Coventry region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Physics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Physics
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft