Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 51 43
Rank change year-on-year -22 -8 +41
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 50 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.70% 4.01% 5.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.11% 33.78% 43.17%
Number of salaries quoted 30 44 69
Coventry median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £35,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,500 £63,750 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -

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 179 148 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 13.43% 11.86% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 144 118 140
Coventry median annual salary £41,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.11% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £34,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £77,375 £63,875
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 20 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) ISEB
4 10 (27.78%) Selenium
4 10 (27.78%) JIRA
5 9 (25.00%) SDLC
5 9 (25.00%) C#
6 8 (22.22%) SQL
7 7 (19.44%) SOAP
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
7 7 (19.44%) Finance
7 7 (19.44%) Bugzilla
7 7 (19.44%) SoapUI
7 7 (19.44%) Web Development
7 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
10 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Java
11 3 (8.33%) XML
11 3 (8.33%) Project Management
11 3 (8.33%) C
11 3 (8.33%) Python
11 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
11 3 (8.33%) Change Management
11 3 (8.33%) Physics
11 3 (8.33%) Line Management

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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 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.78%) SSH
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) JIRA
1 10 (27.78%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) Bugzilla
2 7 (19.44%) SoapUI
3 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.78%) Redmine
6 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) PMO Lead
7 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.56%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) SOAP
2 3 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) SDLC
4 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
4 7 (19.44%) Web Development
5 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Change Management
8 3 (8.33%) Coaching
8 3 (8.33%) Line Management
8 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.33%) People Management
8 3 (8.33%) Physics
8 3 (8.33%) Project Management
8 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) C#
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Java
4 3 (8.33%) C
4 3 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) C++
5 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) ISEB
2 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) PMO
2 2 (5.56%) IEC 62304
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 26262
2 2 (5.56%) MISRA
3 1 (2.78%) GCP
3 1 (2.78%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Google
3 1 (2.78%) MKS