The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 47 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.08% 0.91% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 6.00% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £288 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £405 £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £333
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Qualifications Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
91 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.61% 15.20% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 37 21
Median daily rate £417 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £490 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £16.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -34.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £13.80 £26.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Coventry region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) Integration Testing
2 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) QA
4 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
4 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (36.36%) Stress Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) System Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (27.27%) SDLC
6 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 3 (27.27%) Content Management
6 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis

ISTQB
Top Related 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Agile Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Software Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
5 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
5 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Integration Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Stress Testing
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Content Management
5 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Process Management
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft