Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 101 103
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.38% 0.079% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.083% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Coventry median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £41,250
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £23,750 £31,000
% change year-on-year +41.05% -23.39% +24.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Coventry
Permanent vacancies in Coventry with a recognized job title 1,256 1,212 1,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 95.36% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,005 990 1,110
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
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 Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP

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 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA