Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 75 42
Rank change year-on-year +41 -33 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 54 31 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 5.76% 2.35% 4.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.34% 25.00% 39.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 27 56
Coventry median annual salary £39,114 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.75% -22.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,300 £26,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,850 £61,875
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.23% +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 167 124 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 17.82% 9.39% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 112 98 132
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,025 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £85,000 £75,625
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Coventry

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Coventry over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Java
3 21 (38.89%) TDD
3 21 (38.89%) Retail
3 21 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 19 (35.19%) Selenium
4 19 (35.19%) Cucumber
4 19 (35.19%) Test Strategy
4 19 (35.19%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (29.63%) Acceptance Criteria
6 15 (27.78%) User Experience
7 14 (25.93%) Scenario Testing
7 14 (25.93%) Software Testing
8 13 (24.07%) JIRA
8 13 (24.07%) Manual Testing
8 13 (24.07%) SoapUI
9 12 (22.22%) Security Testing
9 12 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
9 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (22.22%) Data Science
9 12 (22.22%) QA Automation
9 12 (22.22%) Power BI
10 11 (20.37%) API Development
10 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
10 11 (20.37%) Mobile App
10 11 (20.37%) Lean Thinking
10 11 (20.37%) Customer-Centricity
10 11 (20.37%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (20.37%) Personalization
10 11 (20.37%) TestFlight

QA
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 2 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) TestFlight
2 6 (11.11%) Google Play
2 6 (11.11%) iTunes
3 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.70%) SaaS
6 1 (1.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Broadband
2 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) Power BI
2 8 (14.81%) MongoDB
2 8 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.26%) Big Data
3 5 (9.26%) MySQL
4 3 (5.56%) DB2
4 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.56%) Redis
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (35.19%) Cucumber
1 19 (35.19%) Selenium
2 13 (24.07%) JIRA
2 13 (24.07%) SoapUI
3 11 (20.37%) Concordion
4 8 (14.81%) FitNesse
4 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 7 (12.96%) Mercurial
6 6 (11.11%) Appium
6 6 (11.11%) Genymotion
6 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 6 (11.11%) Subversion
6 6 (11.11%) UI Automator
6 6 (11.11%) Xcode
7 5 (9.26%) JUnit
7 5 (9.26%) Maven
7 5 (9.26%) Mockito
8 2 (3.70%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.85%) JMeter
9 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (38.89%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) QA Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Applications Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Mobile Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Analyst
4 9 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 9 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) Developer
5 8 (14.81%) QA Automation Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Senior QA Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Quality Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) XML
2 8 (14.81%) SOAP
3 6 (11.11%) JSON
4 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
4 5 (9.26%) Apache Cordova
4 5 (9.26%) Ionic Framework
4 5 (9.26%) MyBatis
4 5 (9.26%) PrimeFaces
4 5 (9.26%) REST
4 5 (9.26%) Spring
5 3 (5.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) User Experience
2 11 (20.37%) Mobile App
3 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (9.26%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
4 5 (9.26%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) TDD
2 21 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 19 (35.19%) Continuous Delivery
3 19 (35.19%) Test Strategy
4 16 (29.63%) Acceptance Criteria
5 14 (25.93%) Scenario Testing
5 14 (25.93%) Software Testing
6 13 (24.07%) Manual Testing
7 12 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (22.22%) Data Science
7 12 (22.22%) QA Automation
7 12 (22.22%) Security Testing
8 11 (20.37%) API Development
8 11 (20.37%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (20.37%) Customer-Centricity
8 11 (20.37%) Lean Thinking
8 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
8 11 (20.37%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) Java
2 8 (14.81%) Python
2 8 (14.81%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) ISTQB
2 8 (14.81%) ISEB
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.70%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Docker
2 6 (11.11%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Atlassian
2 6 (11.11%) Google
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle
4 3 (5.56%) IBM
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.85%) VMware