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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 44 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18  
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 3.25% 3.95% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.60% 38.89% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 16
Median salary £40,000 £45,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.08% -9.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £30,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Coventry
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 94 72 60
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 12.21% 10.16% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 70 49 53
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £30,000 £33,172
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for QA.

1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (64.71%) Java
3 22 (43.14%) Test Automation
3 22 (43.14%) SDLC
4 18 (35.29%) Scrum
5 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (25.49%) OO
6 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
7 12 (23.53%) SQL
8 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
9 9 (17.65%) Project Management
9 9 (17.65%) Finance
9 9 (17.65%) .NET
9 9 (17.65%) CRM
9 9 (17.65%) TDD
10 8 (15.69%) Degree
10 8 (15.69%) Velocity
10 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
10 8 (15.69%) People Management
10 8 (15.69%) SoapUI
10 8 (15.69%) Project Governance
10 8 (15.69%) Line Management
10 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
11 7 (13.73%) SOAP
11 7 (13.73%) Web Services
11 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
11 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
11 7 (13.73%) Selenium
12 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
12 6 (11.76%) System Testing

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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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) HTTPS
1 3 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) SoapUI
2 7 (13.73%) Selenium
3 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) JIRA
5 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.88%) JMeter
5 3 (5.88%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.88%) Subversion
5 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.92%) Concordion
6 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.92%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.96%) Hudson
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Test Engineer
2 13 (25.49%) Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) QA Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) QA Test Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Senior Test Engineer
4 10 (19.61%) Development Manager
4 10 (19.61%) Development Project Manager
4 10 (19.61%) Project Manager
5 8 (15.69%) Agile Development Manager
5 8 (15.69%) Agile Project Manager
5 8 (15.69%) Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Senior QA Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Test Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) QA Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
10 3 (5.88%) QA Manager
10 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 8 (15.69%) Velocity
3 7 (13.73%) SOAP
3 7 (13.73%) Web Services
4 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (7.84%) RESTful
5 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (5.88%) jQuery
5 3 (5.88%) Spring
5 3 (5.88%) XML
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.96%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.96%) J2EE
6 1 (1.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.84%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.88%) User Experience
4 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.96%) EPoS
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Linux
1 6 (11.76%) Unix
2 5 (9.80%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) SDLC
2 22 (43.14%) Test Automation
3 18 (35.29%) Scrum
4 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (25.49%) OO
6 9 (17.65%) CRM
6 9 (17.65%) Project Management
6 9 (17.65%) TDD
7 8 (15.69%) Line Management
7 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
7 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
7 8 (15.69%) People Management
7 8 (15.69%) Project Governance
8 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 6 (11.76%) RAD
9 6 (11.76%) System Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) Java
2 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.84%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) Perl
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
2 8 (15.69%) Degree
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.84%) ISEB
5 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.96%) CSQA
6 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.96%) HP