Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 53 38
Rank change year-on-year -23 -15 +38
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 44 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.53% 3.60% 5.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.29% 33.08% 42.70%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 72
Coventry median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% -4.49% +3.49%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £54,025 £63,750 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +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 140 133 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 10.42% 10.89% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 108 110 156
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,850 £26,200 £22,750
90th Percentile £80,750 £86,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +8.97%

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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 22 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) ISEB
4 11 (32.35%) Selenium
5 9 (26.47%) SDLC
6 8 (23.53%) SoapUI
6 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 8 (23.53%) JIRA
7 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.59%) C#
8 6 (17.65%) SOAP
8 6 (17.65%) Finance
8 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
9 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
9 5 (14.71%) Web Development
9 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
9 5 (14.71%) Bugzilla
9 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
9 5 (14.71%) Project Management
10 4 (11.76%) Java
10 4 (11.76%) Oracle
10 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
11 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
11 3 (8.82%) Physics
11 3 (8.82%) Waterfall

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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 2 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Selenium
2 8 (23.53%) JIRA
2 8 (23.53%) SoapUI
3 5 (14.71%) Bugzilla
3 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.88%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.94%) Redmine
6 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Electronics
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Tester
3 7 (20.59%) Test Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) QA Tester
5 5 (14.71%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) QA Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Junior
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Software Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Flash
3 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.94%) J2EE
3 1 (2.94%) JDBC
3 1 (2.94%) Spring
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) SDLC
4 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
5 5 (14.71%) Web Development
6 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Coaching
7 3 (8.82%) People Management
7 3 (8.82%) Physics
7 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
7 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) Java
4 3 (8.82%) C
4 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISEB
2 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) IEC 62304
1 2 (5.88%) ISO 26262
1 2 (5.88%) MISRA
1 2 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.94%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Cognos
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Informatica
3 1 (2.94%) MKS
3 1 (2.94%) Netezza
3 1 (2.94%) Pegasus