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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 49 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 27 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.75% 7.46% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.77% 38.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 0
Median daily rate £345 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
ISTQB
West Midlands

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
114 70 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 20.00% 19.34% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 57 14
Median daily rate £380 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £414 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.22 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.51% -20.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) .NET
4 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
5 7 (58.33%) Stress Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Integration Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (58.33%) System Testing
5 7 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
5 7 (58.33%) MS Office
5 7 (58.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (41.67%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (25.00%) Automotive
7 3 (25.00%) CMS
7 3 (25.00%) Content Management
7 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing

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 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
1 7 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Agile Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) HR Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) HR Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP HR Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (16.67%) e-Learning
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Integration Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Stress Testing
3 7 (58.33%) System Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
3 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Content Management
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) SAP