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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.29% 5.78% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.45% 29.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 0
Median daily rate £340 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +122.22%
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
94 68 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 17.38% 19.65% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 52 20
Median daily rate £375 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £272 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +58.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £24.06 £18.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 24 August 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 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
4 5 (41.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) System Testing
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Stress Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) EPoS
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Automotive
6 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) HP

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 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
1 5 (41.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Leader
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) HR Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) HR Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SAP Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SAP HR Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SAP HR Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) EPoS
2 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (16.67%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 4 (33.33%) System Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) SAP