Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 58 37
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21 +45
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 47 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.58% 3.47% 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.13% 28.83% 48.40%
Number of salaries quoted 21 39 84
Coventry median annual salary £47,500 £38,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.56% -7.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,700 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -6.25%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Coventry
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 171 163 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 14.23% 12.03% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 143 126 138
Coventry median annual salary £42,500 £43,875 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% -2.50% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,700 £72,500 £60,375
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.80% +4.38%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Coventry

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Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Salary trend for QA in Coventry

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Salary Histogram in Coventry

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Coventry over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
3 9 (29.03%) Java
4 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
4 7 (22.58%) JIRA
5 6 (19.35%) Selenium
5 6 (19.35%) Line Management
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) Finance
5 6 (19.35%) ISEB
6 5 (16.13%) XML
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Retail
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
6 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
6 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.90%) Velocity
7 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
7 4 (12.90%) Marketing
7 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
7 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
7 4 (12.90%) Windows
7 4 (12.90%) C#
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (12.90%) Relationship Marketing
7 4 (12.90%) Virtual Team
7 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
8 3 (9.68%) PMO

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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:

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.23%) RS-232
1 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 6 (19.35%) Selenium
3 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.45%) Bugzilla
4 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.23%) Concordion
5 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 4 (12.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
2 6 (19.35%) QA Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) PMO Lead
4 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Development Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Java Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) XML
2 4 (12.90%) Velocity
3 3 (9.68%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) WinForms
4 2 (6.45%) WPF
5 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (12.90%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.45%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
3 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Line Management
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (16.13%) TDD
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.90%) Relationship Marketing
7 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.68%) DevOps
7 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Product Management
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.45%) Coaching
8 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PMO
2 1 (3.23%) GCP
2 1 (3.23%) IEC 62304
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco
1 2 (6.45%) EMC
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) SAP
1 2 (6.45%) VMware
2 1 (3.23%) Google