Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 69 59
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 36 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 3.15% 2.88% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.12% 19.78% 31.06%
Number of salaries quoted 10 28 41
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £39,200 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £69,875 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,947 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.50% +14.87% +6.67%

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 149 182 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 17.41% 14.58% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 96 149 127
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.43% -9.44% -
10th Percentile £32,816 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,700 £64,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £45,947 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.41% +8.11% +4.94%

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 20 July 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 16 (59.26%) Retail
2 15 (55.56%) JIRA
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Java
3 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
4 12 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 12 (44.44%) Customer Requirements
4 12 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 12 (44.44%) TDD
4 12 (44.44%) Scrum
5 11 (40.74%) Use Case
5 11 (40.74%) XML
5 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Acceptance Criteria
5 11 (40.74%) Exploratory Testing
5 11 (40.74%) System Testing
5 11 (40.74%) User Stories
6 10 (37.04%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (37.04%) Zephyr
6 10 (37.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
6 10 (37.04%) Mercurial
6 10 (37.04%) Confluence
6 10 (37.04%) Atlassian
6 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
7 9 (33.33%) SSH
7 9 (33.33%) Quality Management
7 9 (33.33%) HTTPS

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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 10 (37.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 9 (33.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) JIRA
2 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
2 10 (37.04%) Mercurial
2 10 (37.04%) Zephyr
3 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
3 4 (14.81%) Redmine
3 4 (14.81%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (59.26%) Retail
2 8 (29.63%) Aerospace
2 8 (29.63%) Automotive
3 4 (14.81%) Electronics
3 4 (14.81%) Finance
4 2 (7.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Tester
2 9 (33.33%) Senior Tester
3 5 (18.52%) QA Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Senior QA Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Software Verification Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Developer in Test
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) Flash
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (14.81%) Driving Licence
2 4 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
3 12 (44.44%) Customer Requirements
3 12 (44.44%) Defect Management
3 12 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (44.44%) Scrum
3 12 (44.44%) TDD
4 11 (40.74%) Acceptance Criteria
4 11 (40.74%) Exploratory Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
4 11 (40.74%) System Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Use Case
4 11 (40.74%) User Stories
5 9 (33.33%) Quality Management
6 8 (29.63%) Physics
6 8 (29.63%) QMS
7 4 (14.81%) Document Management
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
1 10 (37.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) IEC 62304
2 4 (14.81%) ISO 26262
2 4 (14.81%) JTAG
2 4 (14.81%) MISRA
3 1 (3.70%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Atlassian
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) MKS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle