Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 78 40
Rank change year-on-year +27 -38 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 25 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 3.92% 1.87% 5.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.08% 19.38% 42.93%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 73
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -27.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £32,750 £25,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,250 £51,750 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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 141 129 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 13.49% 9.63% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 112 99 143
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,400 £26,350
90th Percentile £62,500 £85,000 £70,000
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

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

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Salary Histogram in Coventry

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Coventry over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Java
2 20 (48.78%) Test Automation
3 18 (43.90%) TDD
4 14 (34.15%) Selenium
4 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
5 13 (31.71%) SoapUI
6 12 (29.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (26.83%) QA Automation
7 11 (26.83%) BDD
8 10 (24.39%) Concordion
9 9 (21.95%) Product Management
9 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
9 9 (21.95%) SOAP
9 9 (21.95%) SDLC
9 9 (21.95%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (19.51%) Python
10 8 (19.51%) Retail
10 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
11 7 (17.07%) FitNesse
11 7 (17.07%) Test Management
11 7 (17.07%) PHP
11 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
11 7 (17.07%) Docker
11 7 (17.07%) User Experience
12 6 (14.63%) Tech Ops
12 6 (14.63%) SQL
12 6 (14.63%) MySQL
12 6 (14.63%) Scrum
12 6 (14.63%) JIRA

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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 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.20%) TestFlight
2 4 (9.76%) SaaS
3 2 (4.88%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.44%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.63%) MySQL
3 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.76%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.32%) Big Data
4 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.44%) DB2
5 1 (2.44%) Redis
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
1 14 (34.15%) Selenium
2 13 (31.71%) SoapUI
3 10 (24.39%) Concordion
4 7 (17.07%) FitNesse
5 6 (14.63%) JIRA
6 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.32%) JUnit
7 3 (7.32%) Maven
7 3 (7.32%) Mercurial
7 3 (7.32%) Mockito
8 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.44%) JMeter
8 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (19.51%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) QA Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) QA Automation Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Mobile Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Developer
5 4 (9.76%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Development Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Development Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) UI Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) SOAP
2 5 (12.20%) Velocity
3 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.32%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (7.32%) Ionic Framework
3 3 (7.32%) MyBatis
3 3 (7.32%) PrimeFaces
3 3 (7.32%) REST
3 3 (7.32%) Spring
3 3 (7.32%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) WinForms
4 2 (4.88%) WPF
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) User Experience
2 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
4 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Test Automation
3 18 (43.90%) TDD
4 12 (29.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (26.83%) BDD
5 11 (26.83%) QA Automation
6 9 (21.95%) Collaborative Working
6 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Product Management
6 9 (21.95%) SDLC
7 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
8 7 (17.07%) Test Management
9 6 (14.63%) Scrum
9 6 (14.63%) Tech Ops
10 5 (12.20%) API Development
10 5 (12.20%) Customer-Centricity
10 5 (12.20%) Lean Thinking
10 5 (12.20%) Line Management
10 5 (12.20%) Personalization
10 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) Python
3 7 (17.07%) PHP
4 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) Groovy
6 1 (2.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) IEC 62304
1 1 (2.44%) ISO 26262
1 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) HockeyApp
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) EMC
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) IBM